The welfare of our animals is our central concern. During the spring, summer and fall months, they spend their days in our verdant pastures, resting comfortably in the shade during the heat of the day. In the winter, they are kept near the barn and fed hay made from our pastures and cropland, a mixture of clover, fescue, bromegrass, orchardgrass, sorghum-sudan grass, alfalfa, and native warm-season grasses. On sunny afternoons, they often prefer to “catch some rays” on a nearby south-facing hill, to which they have free access. We do not supplement their diet with corn, other grains, antibiotics or growth hormones.