Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Girl, You In Trouble

Came home from work today, grabbed the mail, started up the drive.  Noticed the cows with babies were standing up by the road.  They all looked good but wait....there's an extra baby out there!  I put the truck in reverse and backed out to the road.  Headed over to check it out.  Cute lil booger.  I got out of the truck and went up to the fence.  Tried taking a picture with my crappy cell phone.  Didn't work very well.  Looked like they were 10 miles away.

So I'm standing there lookin' at the babies and notice something near me in the ditch.  Guess who, Itty Bitty!  Lil stinker was out again.  I was quite surprised because the husband patched the fence where he thought she was gettin' out.  Guess she found another hole.  But really, it doesn't take much of a space for her to get thru.

Then I had to get her back in the pasture.  So I pushed her down the road, honkin' the horn.  She trotted down the ditch and turned right up the drive.  Lil smarty pants.  She went down the drive and into a corner where the other heifers and bulls were standing.  Of course, it's on the wrong side of our place from the gate to the pasture she needs to be in.

I was asking her why she chooses the rainy, muddy day to get out when I have to put her in.  I decided to put my mudders on today instead of muckin' up another pair of shoes.  Then I got the feed bucket filled with some cubes.  She did eat a cube out of my hand but she wouldn't leave the corner.  I finally resorted to chasin' her around.  I felt like Austin Powers stuck in the hall.  We'd run back and forth from the yard fence to the pens.  Finally, I was able to cut her off and get her headed in the right direction.  Then she ran into the pasture. Yeah!

I don't know what we are going to do with her!  I'll try to get new baby pics soon.  We've had a few new ones that I haven't posted yet.

11 comments:

Sydney said...

We used to have heifers getting out. Just two of them we couldn't figure it out until we found the colt (now b@stard gelding)chasing them until the jumped the fence. Stinker.
I know what you could do with her. Send her to me :P

Paige said...

Man oh man do I hate a rainy day for that very reason, you know that is when they are going to act up.

I just love me some Itty Bitty. Wanna trade her for sompin? Let me chase her for a while!

fernvalley01 said...

She is a cutie , but the fence crawling would get tired awful quick!

The Redheaded Stepchild said...

Good thing she's adorable or she would be hamburger! LOL

small farm girl said...

I know how you feel. We have calves that get out. The last time one got out we had a blizzard here,nobody home but me,and the little booger would not go back in. I chased him for what seemed like forever. I finally called the neighbor to come and help me. He walked right up to it, and it went right in. That little bull is on my bad list.

Shirley said...

Itty bad bitty.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

You need to train her to put herself back in....we had a foal (Ace) who would get out and then see you comin' and get back in!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Itty Bitty is being bad isn't she?! Good thing she's cute but she'd better stop that! OH please do post some new baby pics :)

Anonymous said...

Try to see the bright side. She is doing her part to keep you motivated and running. lol
Stephanie
Indiana

Noelle said...

Must. Have. Pictures.

Please.

Linda said...

Get her a collar, similar to those dog cone collars. LOL! Something wider than her shoulders. Nerd look for sure but might keep her from squeezing through:)