Friday, February 27, 2009

Today I Realize


The most beautiful sunrises have not risen unseen...

The first new snow held my footprints...

My brothers are more dear to me and their help appreciated...

I have learned so much about farming, nutrition, and relaxing under stressful situations...

A cow loose in the feed barn, running around on the hay bales and breaking the crates doesn't disturb me any more... I can handle it...

because I bought Jani :D

I suppose I should explain that last one - our milk parlor is next to the hay barn, and last night I gave a brother the task of sending the cows back into the field once they finished their grain because I needed to leave for ECD.

I arrived home at 9:30... heard a noise when I went to transfer the milk from the ice cooler into the fridge... and opened the parlor door to see a very nonchalant Mattie chewing her cud and staring me coolly in the face.

Racing around the corner, I see an equally nonchalant Jani staring at me from BEHIND the useless barrier we have set up in the opening of the hay barn. So, over the fence I jump, coaxing Jani back through the ridiculously small opening. It doesn't work - Jani turns back and starts running onto the hay bales (did I mention she is pretty spry for a 900 lb animal?), and here I go, chasing her around while I wince at the cracking of the wooden hay pallets and Jani tripping and nearly breaking all four legs when she tried to go under the barrier. Not smart.

This is nothing new - she's done it a couple times before.

I'll tell you, my life is crazy.

13 comments:

King's child said...

Ooooh, poor you. :)
I know it's really not that funny...But in a way ,it was funny! I couldn't help laughing as I read your post. :D

I remember that happening to us with our goats, only they always seemed to escape on sundays...

See ya' next week!

~Caitlyn

David said...

Ha ha!
That's why I keep chickens, in a closed pen...

Then again, they do get annoying.

King's child said...

Very funny David, try getting yourself an animal bigger than a chicken; then we'll see how you fare!

~Caitlyn

readyabout said...

I have a solution; get rid of the cows, then you won't have to worry about them anymore. ;)

Karen said...

What an adventure! Reminds me of some episodes we had with our sheep....yay for you looking on the bright side of things! It was great to see you last night (BEFORE your wild goose chase!)!

Voorhees Family said...

Wow! I know how you what you mean, LOL! Our goats use to get out in our neighbors property. And we’d have to go chase them, threw thorns and poison oak. :P
~Kaylee Voorhees

David said...

HA! stupid cows....

In response to your comment Caitlyn, Ive worked with, loose, and slightly ticked off horses...

The only time I like cows is when their on my plate. :P

JK Emily!
LOL

and goats? well, goats are goats....

You don't want to hear my opinion Voorhees family... :P

David said...

who's up for Jani, or Matti Hamburger?

this deluxe meal will be served with some very fine goat sandwiches, along with some fine omlettes....

Sorry, I couldn't resist....

LOL

Garden of Glory said...

Jani read your comment and you're now on her blacklist, David ;)

David said...
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Voorhees Family said...

LOL! You should try crawling out of bed running after three crazy horses! :P

~Krista

David said...

WHy is every one picking on me? :P

I'm so misunderstood, and mistreated...

:sniff sniff:

LOL.

I love getting responded to.. :P
especially when I'm in trouble.
(not really)

HickHorseGal said...

I just found your blog and I love it! I totally know what you mean about chasing cows...been there done that, got the tee-shirt! At the moment my family and I live on a 100 plus acre farm and own 10 head of cattle. Wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!