Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Departure Day/ Field Trip

This morning we were up before dawn.
Tim borrowed a truck from a friend and also the friend's gooseneck trailer. We have a truck but no gooseneck trailer attachment. We have a trailer, but not near large enough for all the broads and their offspring. We are blessed with some very generous people in our lives.

Speaking of blessed, this is the blessed day that the huge, pasture-plodding bovines will depart...yahoo!!!
I've looked forward to this day since they set hoof on our place back fall!
Of course we learned a lot from these gals and their babies regarding beef cattle.
I posted an entry here regarding tagging and vaccinating calves.
And I'm thankful for the foreseeable profit that will probably go to a much-needed ATV,...but in all honesty, this day couldn't have come sooner.
Needless to say, although, I'm gonna say it, I won't miss them at all.

Good-bye Tuff-Stuff! You were a lot of trouble but probably the best momma-cow we had! I will not miss your wild ways nor odor! I will not miss running through the neighbor's pasture to try and get you and your troublesome calf back into ours. Adios!

And Tata to you Mother Gothal! You were the bully of the bunch. And that's really all I've got...Good-bye.

This will be a fieldtrip for the kids and their dad.
They're heading to the Oklahoma City Stockyards.

I think he'll be treating them to the locally famous Cattleman's Steakhouse there.
I'll be treating myself to frozen yogurt in town later today.
And I'll be smiling as I remember the last I saw of those bovine broads as they exited our property.

So that's that!
Next project??? Bottle calves and goats...it's never-ending folks.

Happy trails to you, Julie


Timothy said...

We took the boys to the Roswell Stockyards back in October when we visited. Moooo!!!! :)

50 Chubby Toes said...

Hi Julie ~ I just have to say, I love reading your blog. You always make me smile. And this entry made me laugh. I hope that you enjoyed your frozen yogurt today! I lifted you up in my prayers today * EMichelle

Jennifer Hoots said...

Yes, you'll be busy with bottle cows and goats! Do you think you'll get more cows in the fall? It's nice that you have such great friends to borrow from. :-)

Twisted said...

I can just see you waving goodbye and telling them not to let the gate hit them on the way out.
Cattleman's - oh, I loved that place years ago.
How are the chickens doing? We bought six meat birds this spring. They are so fat and waddle on their fat feet. Have a great summer.

Dana said...

Hi, Julie! First of all, I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog! Not just for the comment, but I realized I only had your 'old' blog on my list. Oops! I've fixed that now.

I'll have to read your blog and see what kind of problems your mama cows gave you. :-) Maybe it's because we don't live there or because we have a lot of land, but I haven't had any problems with ours yet. Then, again, we just visit for a weekend about once a month and it isn't really our day-to-day responsibility.

I'll look forward to hearing about your next adventure!