Sunday, July 10, 2011

Mooove It

This weekend Secret Agent Man took the opportunity to move some cows over to a new pasture.  Quite frankly this is just not a favorite activity of mine.  A few years ago we had a herd that were....well, "drifters".  I think that is being kind.  They wouldn't stay in a fence and if we tried to move them, they were uncooperative. 

This time I made sure I had my trusty broomstick farming utensil and flip-flops muck boots at the ready. 

*The farming utensil is for guidance only, not actually for touching the animal.  However, if I could use it like a magic wand that would be helpful.* 


Here we go....you can tell she is interested.  


She doesn't like having her picture taken either.  


Safe and secure on the hillside with fresh grass.   


"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you are a thousand miles from a corn field."

Dwight D. Eisenhower

34 comments:

  1. Farming is definitely not easy....My husband would be first to say it...Our grandson has worked this summer at the farm/nursery and I really do not believe he will have an hesitation when it comes to signing up for college....

    what would these guys do without us though? Our magic touch does work sometimes...

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  2. i should have used MY farming utensil for my neighbors' cattle! i have one of those broom sticks at the front door for canine interventions with snakes, varmints, other canines...

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  3. i bet it isn't a easy task....getting stubborn cows to move...

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  4. Is that a cattle prod or a pool cue?

    :)

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  5. Cows are very interesting creatures...especially when trying to get them to go somewhere. We rented a home years ago and it was in the middle of 300 acres of pasture for cows, who also liked to get out and go where the grass is greener..we know all about the 'fun' that you had with your moving project!!

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  6. Aww...I think she's pretty! :)

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  7. I think there is a real talent to getting livestock to do what you want it to. Glad you got 'er done, and I hope you really were wearing the boots.

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  8. One time I was at horse 4-H with my daughter, she on her pony and me on my Quarter horse. A friend of mine lived down the road and her cows got out of her fence, so I got to "round up the cows" on horseback just like a cowboy and I thought it was major cool. LOL
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  9. Nancy - It kind of does look like a pool cue....lol.

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  10. JoLynne - Actually...I really was wearing flip flops.

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  11. Teresa - A horse might have been helpful as at one point my husband told me to move faster....thought I was moving fast enough! lol

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  12. Sounds like you have some rebels.

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  13. It looks like a big job, and I know you must be happy it's done! Hope those cows cooperate and stay in the new field.

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  14. Well done then--with the flip-flops I'd give you an A+.

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  15. You now have a excuse to get horses and nice cowgirl outfits!!! That is one pretty cow!

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  16. Don't think it is easy at all ... what an interesting tool to use !

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  17. Flip flops? You are a daring and confindent farm girl!

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  18. I spent Saturday morning helping my farmer buddy get his cattle sorted back out and where they belong. One group or the other managed to get a gate open and he had all of the cows, calves, heifers, steers, and bulls in the two fields all together. I use my bamboo walking stick as my "farm utensil" :).

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  19. This is a perfect quote. I love moving cattle with my utensil (not really) I like that I have my cattle trained to my voice so if I call them they come running. That is the advantage of having cattle born on the farm and raising from birth. They get to know you and trust you. Fun fun. You are a true farmchick for sure. B

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  20. That Ike quote could be used to explain many things in life.

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  21. She looks kind of unimpressed by your stick.

    Thanks for the reminders of fried zucchini cakes. I've made them in the past but not at all yet this year - yum!

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  22. I can only imagine what your daily life is like on a farm, but you make it so much easier with your delightful posts.

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  23. I think the quote is most appropriate for us city dwellers.

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  24. I wouldn't want to leave that nice pasture either....she is giving the look that our Molliedog does when she doesn't want to do something...I call it the "devil dog look"...

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  25. Never a dull moment, is there? Everything looks so green and pretty!

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  26. I'm doing my farming today from a keyboard in Connecticut. Don't tell Ike.

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  27. Your use of crossing out words amuses me with the replacement phrase. It seems that you have some stubborn beasts.

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  28. Well I get this one I have the same utensil. I am lucky the more cows the more cows you have the calmer and more easy it is to move them. They come when I call, I have trained them from birth on the farm. They know when they come they will get into a nice fresh green field. Works every time. Yeah. B

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  29. Haha LOVE the quote!!!

    and your lady looks great!
    Leontien

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  30. Great quote for the situation.
    Seems they would be happy to move to greener pastures. Have never seen a Farming Utensil, but imagine it would come in handy.

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  31. That cow of yours has lovely marking, like your stick to :)
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

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  32. hahaha!!! Love the Eisenhower quote at the end!!!

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  33. Come here, cow, come on. . . Love the Eisenhower quote at the end, too.

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