I knew as soon as the cows figured out what we were doing they would be upset....I was right. It is very thick with clover on that side and they like to get over there. One by one they had to come inspect what we were doing.
This bull (Junior) was the first to inspect. Almost in disbelief as he just stood and stared at the project for the longest time. Cows are actually a very intelligent animal, and it did not take him long to figure out what was happening.
Soon a few more came to inspect. For awhile we wondered if they were plotting to overtake us...
The finished product. The tractor, mower, baler and trailer will still be able to fit through this gate. Later in the spring we will put a blade on the tractor and come down to level out the ground under the gate. The right side of the gate is further off the ground due to how the ground has washed away. A few passes with the blade on the tractor will take care of that. Cows can not get through it, but a preemie calf might be able to. The gate is securely latched to keep it closed. Cattle are pretty good at opening gates and also at lifting up the handle on hydrants to turn the water on.