Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's Tuesday?!

The Bag Lady has had a bit of a busy time the past couple of days. And she has been having a little computer trouble - nothing major, just irritating.

The cows have been unimpressed about being locked away from their calves. So unimpressed, in fact, that two of the younger, more agile cows actually jumped the almost-five feet high corral fence! Which meant that the Bag Lady had to do some repair work, as well as add a board or two to discourage an encore.

And she discovered a huge hole in another fence that would have enabled the horses to escape the pasture and possibly end up on the highway, which would have been a very bad thing! So she had to use her trusty handsaw to cut three trees off the fence, then repair the break in the wire.

Nothing else very blog-worthy has been going on around the ranch. She will put on her thinking cap and try to come up with something for tomorrow, perhaps.

24 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

You can't trust a cow, dfBL. You just can't.

Tricia said...

It's kind of good that your life is fairly calm; mine isn't and it's driving me up the wall right now.

Sagan said...

It's amazing what a mother will go through for her child!

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - especially not the young ones. Brats.

Tricia - I'm wondering if this is the calm before the storm.....

Sagan - it is, isn't it?

tokaiangel said...

Jumping cows! That's sort of cute.... (if a little annoying!)

TA x

the Bag Lady said...

TA - "and the cow jumped over the moon" -- well, okay, just the fence!

Geosomin said...

You could come over and help paint my room if you're bored there :)

the Bag Lady said...

Geo - aren't you done that little room yet? :)

Lucas said...

Our horses got out once or twice when I was a kid. I have no idea who was minding the fences! It was so scary when they got on the highway. We just called the highway patrol because we didn't know what else to do (being just kids and all). Glad you found the holes before they managed to escape.

the Bag Lady said...

Lucas - I found the hole because when I drove past on the highway, I saw one of the horses where he was NOT supposed to be! Fortunately, it was the one who is very easy to catch. If it had been the other one, I would have had a much different story to tell.......!!

Missicat said...

Wow! What I miss having to sit at a desk ALL DAY!
*looks outside*
Still no horses - wah!

the Bag Lady said...

Missicat - ah, yes, but at least you are making money, sitting at that desk all day. :)

Crabby McSlacker said...

Wish I could see a video of cows jumping a five foot fence!

Maybe you could take your performing cows on the road as a circus act!

Or, um, maybe not.

the Bag Lady said...

Crabby - that cracked me up! Thanks!!

Emily said...

oh wow! You have acrobatic cows...I bet you could make a lot of money with them. Oh I know, you could perform as "The Bag Lady and her Amazing Gymnist Cows." I'd pay to see it : )

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Emily! It's good to know I could take my act on the road. Actually, wouldn't be a bad idea - it's warmer in Georgia than it is here, isn't it? :)

carla said...

but if we cant trust a cow who can we trust?!


*sigh*

solarity said...

Fence mending is always worth writing about. Not exactly soothing, but interesting.
Cows are not supposed to be able to jump that high--that's why the fence isn't higher! (But tell them that.)

Mary Anne in Kentucky

the Bag Lady said...

Carla - it's a sad, sad statement, but unfortunately, it's true!

the Bag Lady said...

Mary Anne - these were very young cows - first time calvers, and first time they've ever been separated from their babies! And determined to get to them, even if it meant knocking down the top rail of the fence!
But it could have been worse!

Reb said...

They just wanted their babies...good thing they didn't do any more damage though. When are you going to learn to use the chainsaw? Using a hand saw must have taken forever on those trees.

the Bag Lady said...

Reb - actually, the trees weren't all that big around (6 or 8 inches in diameter) and it's good exercise to use the handsaw! Plus, an old guy who used to work as a logger (cutting trees with a chain saw) told me a long time ago never to attempt using one. He said women don't have enough upper-body strength to control them if they kick-back. I've never been brave enough (or foolish enough) to try to prove him wrong!! (Have to have something for the Rancher to do....:))

Hilary said...

Aww separation anxiety.. for them and for you.

the Bag Lady said...

Hil - too true, too true!