Renaissance, the herd sire, likes to spend these cold winter nights down in the woods under tall fir trees. The protection of the trees makes a comfortable setting for him and the three cows that he is currently penned with.
The long walk up to the barn is on ground that has been frozen solid, coated layers of snow and ice, and frozen again on top. Renaissance takes his time walking to barn, avoiding twisting an ankle or displacing a hip.
After breakfast, he will follow the cows back down to the woods for an afternoon under the trees.