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Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be living the theme song from “Rawhide” when I moved to the country.  This week I got a frantic call from hubby needing help.  The cows burst open part of the fence and one of the calves got into the yard.  He needed my help herding the calf back to the pasture.  He asked me for help – Yikes, that’s a scary thought!

Despite not having chaps or a lasso (or a horse close by), I headed out to the aid of my mate.  I could have sworn that calf was much smaller in the pasture, but up close, he was huge!  I’m not sure who was more scared, the calf or me as he headed every direction except the right one.  Running behind the shed while I headed him off at the pass, he slipped by me toward the road, but I ran (literally) in his path.

Eventually we were successful in getting the herd together and mending the broken fence.  I may need to invest in a three-wheeler instead of a horse – it definitely moves faster than I do.

What did I learn from all this?  I’m still not sure, but I’m thankful for the awesomeness I wake up to everyday (and it’s true you have to be ready for anything on a farm).


1 Thessalonians 5:18        “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Tagged: cattle, fences, herd, Rawhide, thankfulness

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