You know you've won, in life, when people pay you to do what you would pay them to let you do


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Neighbor's Boys


My cowboy never had a son (we tried . . . hard. I had 6 miscarriages trying for a boy for him). Instead we had three of the cutest little girls that have grown up to be beautiful, capable women. We just enjoy everyone else's sons now. One of the neighbor boys has wanted to be a cowboy his whole life so, of course, one of his heros would live at our house.








Today he and one of the other neighbor boys came to give us a hand moving a small herd across the creek at the north end. It was a hard move because of the horrible boggy ground down by the creek. There are some places the horses just can't go with out poking through and sinking up to their bellies. It scares me but boys"go where angels fear to tread."


The boy on the bay horse gave us a pretty good chuckle. His mare got down into the creek, all four feet and then jumped so hard he ended up in front of the saddle clinging to her neck. I was so worried about him I forgot to snap a picture. It would have been priceless; his eyes were big a saucers. Boy, did he get teased.

I hate to sound like a broken record, but those Charolais bulls, 2 of them, sneaks, in the wrong herd. My cowboy's whip cracking (not hitting) was enough to to make pussy cats out of them today. (Note: Roxy is swimming.) It was the highest and fastest moving I've ever seen that creek.


Another good day on the range and it was almost like having sons of our own. They even complimented me on the sandwiches I made them for lunch (at 3:30). Nice boys, both of them.

6 comments:

Crystal said...

Im so glad you got some help, not sure I woulda liked to help across that creek anyways.

fernvalley01 said...

Sometimes you don't have to actually be the parent to have a great influence on a young mans or womans life, friends and mentors are the "family we choose"
Sorry about all the M/C's I have had 2 and no successes and I know how it hurts.I bet your girls are wonderful and their dad must be proud!

Shirley said...

That's how cowboys are made!

LindaG said...

Brings a smile to my face. :)
Have a great week!

Linda said...

Glad you had help.........sometimes I'd like to have a couple of sons about to do the hard stuff.

Nicole said...

Help is always good! My dad always said he had a daughter so that she could figure out which boy she wanted based off the most work he was willing to help with :) My parents also thought at times I could do more work than a city boy even thought about. I was an only child and I pulled my weight.