16.12.11

Wellies the Farmer!

so this was my day today..





I had the pleasure of helping my brother move his cows from one field to another.. this field wasn't next door but all the way down the hill and through a yard.. 6 of us - god knows how many of them - and on the coldest day of the year to boot..

I got dressed up in boiler suit and some wellies and took on the roll of barrier.. I have to say I'm a little scared of cows and did at one point feel that I was in the Lion King as when they start running towards me and they don't stop! we did it in two batches and the first lot came past fine.. I stood there frozen with a stick up and started nicely talking to the cows asking them to keep on coming by and not to come towards me.. I shook with fear but they were so cool - they all just follow the leader and went by fine. few..

the sun started setting when we did the second lot and there was an amazing rainbow appearing with the most insane light - oh so beautiful! it was so cold thought and at this point my hands had frost bite - gloves would of been a good idea! - however by this time cows and me where a lot more in tune so I didn't mind the second lot at all.. and I have lean't today that calves are a nightmare.. they really don't have the pack mentality and just panic and go everywhere.. above is a picture of my brother after he had carried a calf to the field as it just would not go the right way!

so today I did play farmer - but the boy and I agreed that our job is so much nicer - to all those who work outside.. you are crazy!

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun if it wasn't so cold.

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  2. Sounds like a lot of fun...although I am scared of cows so probably wouldn't be the best person to have around!

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  3. Wellies you and the boy were FABULOUS (in honour of Craig and strictly finale!) There were 100 cattle to move down the hill and we couldn't have done it with out you! They are moving 25 miles away in the spring think i will use a lorry for that one!

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  4. big day i can see! damn it does look cold...i am almost imagining you trapsing off to the pub afterward for a hard deserved pint & roast! have a wonderful silly happy season. dayle

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  5. gosh, your pics are gorgeous... you have a real talent... you can even making moving cows look ethereal!! merry christmas x

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  6. I'm not scared of individual cows but a whole herd must be a daunting prospect - I'd be talking to them too.

    The colour of the sky in that last photo - wow

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  7. sounds like an adventure! i love harvesting vegetables and things but I imagine working with cows would be a whole other world. i love your blog!

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