Sunday, November 12, 2006

Midnight Rampage (Cursing in the Rain)

I got the cows moved to the farm across the road on Friday afternoon, and everything was going great for about a day and a half. But last night at about midnight the lady who owns that farm called to let me know that all of the cows were in her yard. Sure enough, when I got over there I saw 30 sets of eyes looking back at me. In times like these you always hope that it is going to turn out to be someone elses cows. But they were mine alright. Cows like to wait until there is a hard rain before they get onto peoples lawns so that they can make the greatest impact for their efforts. Last night it started pouring at about 10.

Cows are a little hard to move at night but I was able to get them back in pretty quickly. Unfortunately, Sheila, my cow dog in training wasn't able to see one of the hooves aimed at her and got kicked. She didn't really get hurt, but she did decide to go back home right after that. I'm afraid that might set her confidence back a little.

I went over to do an initial damage assessment first thing this morning, and it certainly could have been worse. They left plenty of cow flops, but they didn't cut the lawn up very much or damage any other property as far as I could tell.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

While You Were Out

I notice it has been more than a month since I last posted. My only excuse is that I've been busy. I have been building fence on the farm across the road so that I can get the cows over there to clean up the rest of the grass we have available. I wanted the perimeter of the fence to be pretty solid so I don't have to spend a lot of time chasing cows and repairing neighbors lawns. At the same time I need to consider the needs of the Springville Township snow plow truck drivers. The road that runs to the house on that farm drifts terribly in the winter and the township often needs to plow the snow back into the fields quite a way. I also had to get the telephone company to mark their underground cable so that I didn't cut it in two with a fence post.

Drake and I began putting a new metal roof on Seamus' Mansion. More about that later.

In between all of that I have been trying to get some work done on the store. The big dream is to have it far enough along to be able to process the turkeys in there two weeks from today. Extremely cold weather last turkey butchering day was the inspiration for this store