I can relate to farm animals. I think my dad had them all....We lived on one of my dads places when my husband first got out of the army. It had 19 acres and I can't remember how many cows my husband tended to. Well, one time when this cow was about to calve, daddy told me when she had her calf, to milk her, she was a gentle old milk cow. Well, I tried to get her up to the barn, and separate her from her calf, and she would charge at me. After a while I gave up even tho I was mad. Later, after I told daddy and my husband they just laughed and when out to get the job done. I watched and got the last laugh. My daddy was probably about 55 then and he jumped the fence flat footed! She put him over the fence so quick, he didn't have time to place his foot on the fence, to help himself over. I laughed and told his wife later, I didn't know he was in that good of shape. His excuse then to me was, as she was an older milk cow, sometimes when its their last calf, they turn mean like that...I just felt smug all over, one of those "I told you so moments!-lol"
Good thinking breaking up those party goers! Lol! You know it only takes one female looking for a good time to make the rest think they can go where ever they want. Lol!
My uncle had a huge White Face Herford bull that was a big pet...however he would only follow my uncle! While my uncle was in the hospital, the bull walked thru the fence to go "visit" the neighbor's cows! After many hrs, my dad got him back home...but a ring was put in that pet's nose as soon as possible! At least you could lead him then!! Sounds like you got more than your share of exercise today!
This made me giggle, I suppose you can be thankful that it wasn't a bull in with those heifers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good on you for getting them back into their pens. Love Chris
There are still 2 who belong up at the freestall barn.....
Ouch! thank goodness you were able to corral them and pen them in a safe place. I think you deserve to rest this evening but know you will be out repairing the fence line.
Yes...a rest would have been nice but we worked until after 9:30 p.m. and we still aren't done. Thank goodness I have a spotlight!
Well, I guess you got your exercise in for the day!
Ha, ha. I can not relate having been raised in a big city. All I know I would have run as fast as I could away from the heifer.
LOL! Most of ours are show animals (mainly pets).
Whew! I saw a man from whom I buy daylilies chase down his neighbor's cows who had gotten outside the fence. We all want a neighbor like that. The neighbor arrived home just as he finished the rescue.
I remember one winter night when the neighbors heifers got out and came to our barn to visit.....Needless to say I was all too happy to send them on their way home.