Tuesday, February 24, 2009
A Rancher's Life
This is how my day began, in the pickup at 4:30 A.M. Behm's mother called at 4:25 & the sheriff's office had called her about cows out on the highway. Off we go - me half awake & hoping they were not ours, Behm singing & happy. We are so opposite, but that needs to go in another post.
When we got there they were ours. 1 on one side of the highway & 3 on the opposite side, just bedded down, not a care in the world. When we turned around one was up & looking at the fence like "How did I get on this side?". We started them heading for the gate, they crossed the highway 2 or 3 times, then did a u-turn & went back the opposite way. By then, 2 more had decided they would join in the fun.
When we finally got them headed back in the right direction & almost to the gate, Behm pulled in & got the feed sack out & they all came back in quickly, except the bull. He took his own sweet time about getting there. Behm fixed the fence & back to the house we came.
Not one single vehicle went by the whole time we were doing this, but as soon as we were through the traffic picked up. Not rush hour, but country highway traffic. I wonder what else is in store for today. I hope whatever it is will turn out as successfully as this did.