Wednesday, May 6, 2009
New Cows On The Block
John went to the cattle auction yesterday and bought two cows. One is a part holstein I named Emily and one is solid black and named Meany. Meany lives up to her name. I have never felt afraid of a cow or a bull. I walk among them all time. Meany made a believer out of me yesterday. John came by to get me to go with he and his daughter to take the cows to their new home. They unloaded them in the pens and John's daughter left in a huff. She said the trailer is a death trap. One cow was trying to kill the other and they were so wild the trailer was fish tailing. So while John was making sure they had water and feed and closing gates etc. I was standing by a gate peering in at the new girls. Meany took off running toward me and when she realized there was a gate between me and her she threw on her brakes and snorted at me. I stepped back in surprise. Emily started eating but Meany was searching for a way out. We left to come home because it was soooo hot. We will go out in a while to let them out of the pens to get located on their new home. Won't surprise me if Meany hasn't already broke out. We will have to try to drive them in the direction of the herd so they will be inclined to want to stay.