We rescued a couple bovines from the mud.
That makes four that have been stuck, in less than 24 hours.
Sunday, we moved all the pairs into a river pasture to “fresh” grass. Note, there’s not much fresh about this drought-ridden country we’ve been dealt this summer, but it’s not grazed down, like the pasture they have been on.
When it’s this time of year, the river goes down fast, as they let a lot of water out, downstream, for barge traffic. And that leaves a lot of boggy, muddy, silty, sticky, messy, wet-gumbo-filled places for cows to get stuck.
So that means we get to check cows at least once a day, if not twice, to make sure they don’t get stuck.
The good news, for you all anyway, is that I take photos of pretty stuff while I’m out making sure the girls are alive and staying out of trouble.
These girls are kind of in predicament, no?
This job requires a pickup, and a chain. Usually the cows are glad to be unstuck, but once in a while, like last night, you will get one that’s a bit on the fight. She’s irritated that she’s been stuck so long and maybe she feels threatened that you walked up so close to her, she was unable to leave and she got a chain around her neck. Cows aren’t used to wearing anything but earrings, after all!
I didn’t get super close, because sometimes you can stress them out when you get too close and they’re stuck, and that can lead to them getting on the fight.
You can see in the below photo that the all black cow has been removed:
Both of these girls were very glad to be free of their predicament.
It’s just another day ’round here! What’s the most exciting thing going on in your world?