There is a preponderance of this pretty purple plant in the pasture this year.
I think it's wild verbena.
The online plant guide describes it as being able to "tolerate a wide range of growing conditions,
especially dry, infertile soils and disturbed sites where the topsoil has been interrupted."
Yep, that would be my pasture.
Hank and the herd seem to eat around it, though I occasionally see them chomping on a mouthful.
I suppose that makes them two-eyed, four-legged, flying purple pasture eaters.
Eighty acres and these two have to argue over a blade of grass.
Have you noticed what's missing from these pictures? Fly masks.
So far this year, the roll-on fly repellent is keeping the face flies in check.
I've switched to a brand (Absorbine UltraShield) that doesn't attract as much dirt.
No face flies + no more raccoon eyes = happy me.
I never tire of pictures of Hank's posterior.
I hope you don't either.