Friday, October 9, 2009

Who let the cows out??~ Moo-moo-moo-moo.

Yes, I know. That was a poor rendition of a pretty famous song.

I must confess, today it was me who let the cows out. You see, we live on a small property and have six, gorgeous, Dexter cows. We also have lots and lots of grass that needs to be mown.

Six cows and one sheep can eat a lot of grass. Hubby mows a lot of grass. So we came to the natural conclusion.

Let our four-legged, manure making, automatic mowing machines out!

Yes. Brilliant idea.

We closed the front gate and put a padlock on it. Can't have cows wandering on a main road.

Made sure they couldn't hurt themselves on anything. Made sure fresh water was available.

Then it was time to let them loose.

You should have seen them. It looked like a bunch of prisoners escaping from a Federal Penitentiary. Cows kicking, sheep baa-ing and dogs barking. The noise was deafening.

Life was good. Cows were happy, hubby was happy, what more could I ask for?

I settled into my favourite chair, pulled out a book I needed to review and grabbed a Pepsi Max.

Yep, life was good.

Thirty minutes later and I got that creepy feeling. The one where you just know someone, somewhere is looking at you.

I turned my head...and there was Babette, nose pressed against the window looking at me.

Once I got over the shock and cleaned up the spilt Pepsi, I grabbed my phone and took a pic.

That's a photo of her above.

Isn't she the prettiest cow you ever saw?

So yes, it was me who let the cows out. Moo, moo, moo, moo.



Lizzie Harvey said... [Reply to comment]

I have a heifer that always gets out of the paddock. I called her Houdini. She is a Wagyu/Angus. Very quiet. I also had that feeling one day of being watched whilst sitting at kitchen table having a cuppa. Well the table got knocked by my knee as I jumped at a loud MOO MOO next to my window. Coffee went everywhere, my heart had skipped a few beats and there in the window was Houdini wondering what I had screamed at. She never flinched just shook her head and wandered on. Houdini was just letting me know she was out of the paddock once again. Took me a while to settle and clean the mess and make a fresh cup of strong coffee to calm my nerves. Lizzie

SRI said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, Lizzie, I can just picture that! You have a Harriet Houdini then? I love my cows, Babette in the picture is my favourite. She's a red Dexter and the gentlest thing out.

Erica Vetsch said... [Reply to comment]

That is too funny! Thanks for visiting OTWP today.

Eileen Astels Watson said... [Reply to comment]

That is so cute! I love all animals, but would have never envisioned a cow up against my glass door.

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