This was not the original title of this post, but things changed this afternoon! The help that we called in, jumped ship – literally.
We have had a tremendous amount of rain, in fact I can’t remember the last time I saw the sun. This has created a problem in our pastures.
The sheep are getting lost!
In normal years, I would have started mowing the pastures by now, but this is not a normal year. There is so much standing water out there!!!
So, I called the neighbor to see if we could borrow a few of their cows to help eat down the grass.
The extra help arrived last Friday, unfortunately I wasn’t home and he threw them in a pasture with the sheep. I had hoped to move the sheep to another pasture before they arrived, but everything was fine when I got home.
They spent some time getting acquainted…
then the cows started chasing the sheep…
and vice versa.
My poor dog was a little perplexed with all of the commotion.
I’m glad we don’t own cows, but they are fun to watch…
and I love their noses. This guy was very friendly 🙂
Of course, this one was my favorite! Look at all of those splashes of color!
They seemed to be happy and there was certainly enough food out there, but yesterday afternoon while I was doing chores I realized there was only 1 cow in the pasture instead of 4 – uh oh!!! A little detective work on my husband’s part showed that they jumped the back fence and were over at the neighbor’s house.
Their moms are in a pasture near the neighbors and it looks like they were headed home. They have been weaned since February, but they still missed their mommies. I was hoping they would be here a little longer than 5 days!!! Oh well – hopefully the sun comes out soon and I can start mowing.
Those are gorgeous cows… What are they? They should have felt right at home though, being black and white. Even Kate and Rose match! 😀 Oh and LOVE the pic of Kate and the cow with the nose in the air! 🙂
You are halfway right Michelle. The moms are longhorns and the dad is a corriente. I thought the same thing Joan! Thanks!
Funny Shannon! The cows sure look like they belong in your pasture. I like the pictures of the sheep and cows confronting each other, kind of reminds me of those “happy cow” commercials.
We have had the same rains you have had and I have standing water in places I don’t ever remember it pooling and puddling.
Wish I had so much pasture I had to call in help to control, but my brother-in-law next door does, and some of my sheep are eating fresh , long grass to their hearts and tummies content.
As always, fun and beautiful photo journalism that always warms my heart and makes me smile!!
I bet the sheep were thinking “those guys will never register with JSBA.”