Saturday, November 7, 2009

Welcome to Our World...

our very loud world!




We tried gatherin' cows and calves today. It was goin' slicker en snot this morning. Everything went into the pen right off the bat. Ran to get a spare trailer. Loaded some of the calves in the first trailer. Then decided we needed to get some of the cows outta the way. Loaded a few on the back of trailer number one.

Then pulled trailer number two up. Put more cows on the front of it. Then tried getting the rest of the calves. Well, that's when it got a little "western"! When it's just me and the husband, we can't be in all the spots needed. So a black bull calf decided he was part gazelle and jumped the panel. Out he went. No way to get him back.

We weren't gonna worry 'bout it though. Continued working on gettin' the others loaded. But then it came to Mad Dog (I named him that because of the way he stares me down all the time). You remember him....

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I swear he hates me. He realized he no longer wanted to be in the pen. As I was on the outside of the pen, he runs full on straight towards me and BUSTS thru the panels! Holy Moly!

We managed to get everything else loaded. Took one trailer load home. Went back with the mommas to the two renegades. Found the black bull. Got dark before we found Mad Dog. Hopin' after we left, he finally came out from hiding.

Picked up the last load of cattle and headed home. Made it twelve miles from the house and had a blow out! GAH! Nothing worse than trying to change a tire on a trailer load of cattle in the dark. We did have a guy stop and shine his headlights on us to help. We so appreciated him.

Managed to make it home and unload with no issues. Thank goodness!


16 comments:

lisa said...

Sounds like things could of went just a tad more smoothly! Holy Moly is saying things just a little bit mildly! :)

Gail said...

The weaning song...one of my favorites.

Sydney said...

Holy crap. I got a fence charger here. Theres a burning cow on it, maybe you can make use of it ELECTRIFY THOSE PANNELS!! Crazy cows.

Linda said...

Good Grief! Thank goodness you didn't get hurt! Glad all worked well in the end.

lifein3dee said...

Okay, maybe I don't miss my cattle ranch days....LOL

Sorry you had such a rough night.

fernvalley01 said...

There is always at least 1 isn't there? MAd Dog suits his name

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Good grief, woman! Glad y'all are okay.

Lil Mama said...

Well at least it wasn't snowing.

Tatersmama said...

This is why I stick to cats. Oh, I know there's no money in cats, but cats never bust down the panels either!
I do get some dirty looks off of 'em though... lol!

Cowgirl Goods said...

Joe just asked if he can put that on their next CD? ;)

Faithful said...

I miss that sound..you are a lucky girl!

Shirley said...

Hmmm, Mad Dog burgers?????

prairierunner said...

Holy Moly is right. Mad dog burgers sound good........when's the bar-b-que?

Andrea said...

Mad Dog sounds like a sweet heart...oh my, what a bugger! I am glad everything got loaded pretty easily. Two not loaded isn't too bad for only two folks loading! There were a lot of "twos" in that last sentence!

Oh and have you two been watching the PBR like my husband has? Man, know I know what all those football wives feel like!! He had to be home to watch the PBR.

Reddirt Woman said...

Did you find Mad Dog? Went to Bulz and Boys rodeo in Guthrie OK last week-end. Made me think of you all because they were trying out some 3 y.o.'s that hadn't had arena experience and didn't know where to go out. It was more of a rodeo watching them trying to get them out of the arena so the next rider could go. Small arena, no horses, but they had a fella that looked to weigh about 450 and they'd get a rope on the bull and throw it over the fence so he could get a wrap or two on the pole and help 'encourage' them to the get out chutes.

Going back next week. It was too much fun.

Helen

City girl turned Country Girl said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! I laughed hysterically for that entire 41 seconds LOL!!! I feel your pain there, except mine is horses, steer, and pigs most of the time LOL!! But I don't think it compared to that! You know that picture of Mad Dog is a bit intimidating, I'd be scared to LOL!! WOW what a night, I'm glad you got someone to at least shine their lights for you!!

Hope you have recovered Mad Dog by now..