You ever have one of those weeks? You know, where everything just seems to happen all at once and you get smacked in the face with all kinds of crazy stuff?
That was my week. My husband was out of town for work and I was here minding the farm and the kids. No sweat, right?
Well, normally, it isnt. This week, however, just felt like it had crazy written all over it and I was so happy to look up from all that and find that it was Friday. The week was pretty much wrapping up, my husband was due home that evening, the kids had been sick, but were nursing their colds back to health....
And then I go out to tuck the animals into bed to find this. Can you see those beady eyes?
A little background information. Because thats always important.
On our property we have 10 foot easements that surround it on 3 sides. We are responsible for maintaining these easements, however, we are supposed to leave them clear of any plantings, permanent objects, etc. This is because the easements(when originated) were meant to be horse trails. This is a big horse community.
Well, over the years, the previous owners decided not to follow those rules and so one of the easements had been filled in with huge cottonwood trees. Making it almost impossible to ride a horse through.
Also, this particular easement, which was supposed to have access to the main road, does not. Instead, it opens up right into our yard. Which leads to our house.
Okay, so back to the beady eyes. I shine my flashlight and discover not one, but 2 cows in my easement.
And they just dont seem very happy to see me.
Altho, they are very interested in the goat boys.
The goat boys, on the other hand, are not at all liking them. Especially so close.
Initially, the goats are thinking that divide and conquer may be the best route.
But after a quick moment, they decide that running to where I am is a much safer alternative.
As this is taking place, I am on the phone getting contact info for the owners, calling the owners, AND trying to keep the cows out of my actual yard.
I cant reach the owners right away. So, I stick around outside a bit longer to monitor the situation.
In the meantime, the cows are pretty much thinking that they can do whatever they darn well like.
Until, this sweet girl shows up. Meet Harley.
One of our neighbors dogs.
Had it not been for her, I can guarantee you that those cows would have been playing in my yard. Seeings how when she came running over to investigate, the cows had already stepped into my yard and were headed towards the house.
She barked like mad and ran towards them and amazingly they turned around and hightailed it back into the easement.
Once the owners showed up, we wired the entrance of my easement closed(just for the evening) and the cows pretty much just bedded down somewhere in the easement for the night.
The next morning the owner called and said he had them back home, secure in his pasture.
They look like nothing ever happened.
And if it werent for all of these that they left behind in my easement, I would almost think that none of it ever happened either.
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