Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Like a Good Neighbor


I have posted a picture of our neighbor's bull before.  He (the bull) is nothing short of specimen.   Exactly what a bull should be.  

He doesn't even try to break through the fence.  What more could I ask for?  



A couple of weeks ago our neighbor offered up the services of this fine animal.  The only stipulation being that he was back on his side of the fence by the month of May.  

Wow 

I have lived in a variety of places and have had a variety of neighbors.  I have borrowed sugar, butter, and even flour.  I have even borrowed a car, for a couple of days.  

 Never, ever,  the services of a bull.  

I feel a bit bereft that our heifers are a bit too young for his....ministrations.  

But, this country neighbor stuff, I am liking it.  



"Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail;  then you can let go when you want to."  

Josh Billings  

44 comments:

  1. pretty boy! and ha, can't say as i've ever been offered the neighborly services of a bull either :)

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  2. Hi Michelle, Now that gives a whole new concept to sharing! :-) How old do heifers have to be to take advantage of this activity?

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    1. John, the heifers needs to be between 7-9 months of age. Ours are a little shy of that right now. Maybe later :)

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  3. il n a pas l air tres amical mais c est p etre une facade ;o)

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  4. That is one nice neighbor- especially if that bull is registered~ and that is one good bull not to walk right through your fence! Ah, the country life.

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  5. There is nothing like good country neighbors. Hoping the bull does his job.

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    1. I thought it was a pretty good offer!

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  7. ooooo, he's handsome, but not as handsome as the last boy we were looking at!!!! nice bull, i thought they were more rambunctious!!!!

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  8. Country neighbors are the best....you won't find their generosity in city folks..you can live next door to someone in the city for years and never really communicate with them. I love country neighbors, I have some of the best.

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    1. Karen, there is nothing quite like living in the country.

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  9. How wonderful, whle lota ill there. Blessings Francine.

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  10. His ladies at home will miss him if you borrow him :( Just kidding, lol. They're probably saying take him away for goodness sake!!

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  11. haha...he looks like he's saying, "Sigh! It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it!"

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  12. Good of your neighbour to offer his lovely bull to your cows.

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  13. That is a really nice offer of your neighbor.

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  14. Wow.. that really is a magnanimous gesture! I hope the offer holds until the girls are ready for his services! What breed is he? Angus? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Teresa, he is an Angus bull has produces some fine calves!

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  15. Haha...love it! He IS rather handsome, you know :)

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  16. maybe next year. he is a handsome fellow.

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  17. Feel so sorry for the bull ~ all that work he has to do . . . rofl.
    Very generous offer but April 1st is coming ~ he might be castrated and it may be a joke . . . . lol

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    1. Eddie, he has A LOT of new calves running around on our neighbor's farm! I think he is genuine!

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    2. lol . . . . . thought so really . . . . . . nice of them to offer, :)

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  18. Such a clever and well written witty post! I think he likes being photographed...
    Jemma

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  19. Funny post - at least to this city girl it is! ;-)

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    1. Pat, when my husband came and told this to me, I thought it was kind of funny too!

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  20. I hope your heifers can benefit later, and that the children are as well behaved as the dad. We hosted a billy goat. The price was two pumpkin pies, and the babies were terribly cute.

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    1. JoLynne, it sounds like you got a good deal with the billy goat :)

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  21. That's actually quite a generous offer! Maybe the bull was pressuring his owner to make the deal? They say the grass is always greener.... :)

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  22. Now that is a fine neighbor.....We once had a bull that would cross the fences to be of good service to the many heifers and cows around. All that was ask....was for the Bull to be brought home in due time.... No problem...it was always back!
    Have a good evening...

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  23. When we first moved onto the Acreage, our neighbour was ran cows and a bull. He said the be careful if I crossed the fence as every bull has one bad day a year. You just never know which day it's going to be.

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  24. Very neighborly . . . I THINK!

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  25. He does look pretty impressive! Country neighbors are nice to have--always a friendly wave, and they're there to help if ever there's a need.

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  26. Now, that's the epitome of a good neighbor policy.
    Put this bubble above the bull's head--- " Try the fence. Go ahead and make my day."

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  27. Looks a great looking bull.He looks so calm. One of the nice things about living in the countryside is that everyone seems to help and have time for each other.
    Rosezeeta

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  28. OK, that's weird, but probably quite... useful!

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  29. That is a big bull! I'm glad he stays on his side of the fence.

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