This is probably obvious, but vegetarians may not want to read this post.
This day is always bittersweet for me. This morning I gave the hogs the last of the vanilla muffins. They were let out into the alleyway and romped happily around there, exploring it.
Sydney stayed in the pasture with Marji. Our butcher shot Sydney, Rosalie and Truffle from over 50 yards away one right after the other. They all dropped dead immediately. I was trying to distract the other animals with apple pressings, but the shots were quite loud and they all were alarmed. The dead animals were removed, and I was able to settle everyone down with food. Here are the 4 remaining cows all back together eating peacefully again.
So it was a busy and productive morning.