Shaw Farm is situated in Peacham, Vermont. Morgan Gold had 4 cows and a steer for a couple of months out in his pasture. The wild Scottish Highland Cattle loved to roam around in the open field. Soon, Morgan decided to bring the cattle into the barn. He trained the cattle for over a month to feed on a bucket that contained customized biscuits made of alfalfa grass.
He created a path to walk down and through to get the wild cattle into their winter yard to be comfortable during the winter. He worked with the cattle ever since they arrived and ensured they were inside a perimeter fence. However, moving them from the yard that housed the permaculture orchard, the birds, and his dog, Toby, was difficult.
Morgan took many precautions to safely bring the cattle into the barn. He strategically placed his tractor to block one of the exits. Morgan ensured the fencing was correctly done and strung extra flags to show the cattle where they should move. He even asked his buddy, Tom, to help him out with the cattle movement operation.
Morgan called out to the cattle and coaxed them with the bucket of biscuits while Tom followed the cattle in the end. At one point, the cattle decided to turn back. Finally, however, they stopped, and they walked straight towards their owner.
The duo successfully brought the cattle into the winter yard perimeter, but the work was only half done. The cows were standing in front of the barn and were busy grazing on the fresh grass they had found. Morgan knew that his barn cats, Pablo Molly and Genie, would be very disappointed by the cattle moving into the barn. First, however, he left for the day as it was a pretty hectic day for him.
He returned the following day only to find that the cows did not bother entering the winter yard. Instead, they munched all night on the grass that was stockpiled over in the area. However, the yard still needed some repairs, and Morgan wanted to fix it.
Morgan & Alfred had also sorted the watering setup. He created a concrete slab with a rubber bucket placed on it. The rubber bucket has a de-icing plug that keeps the water from freezing. The kind owner started to coax the cattle to come into the barn with the help of the alfalfa biscuits. However, the animals needed some time to get accustomed to the new area. Nonetheless, he was happy to bring the cattle near the winter barn.