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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Short (Hot) Days

My goodness, I love short days. I feel like a whirlwind, getting so much done at home. Not too much going on where I was earlier, with the cows.

Blue decided it was a day to wear his 'cloak of invisibility' (aka fresh, stinky, slimy cow pucky).

Here he is proving to me that it works (almost).

Most of the bulls were hanging around in pairs. Maybe with twice the number they can spot the girls that are interested better, I don't know.

You might not believe this but there are some crazy kind of duck that lives and nests on the open prairie and when you ride by it flies up right under your horse's nose and scares the death out of everyone involved. For years my cowboy tried to convince me I was the crazy one and that there were no such things. They fly off so fast, I wasn't able to get a picture of it but here is evidence of this annoying duck. This is where she flew up from. 

And we found this evidence (but no beaver in sight).

Pic was having his problems, if being too popular is a problem.

He didn't really care for the cow kissing thing.

Here he's asking me what he's supposed do.

This girl had her own problems; that's a stick stuck in her horn. We decided it would probably come out on it's own but if it doesn't . . . well, she's a big cow, not my favorite thing to rope. Glad we decided to wait. I wonder if the other girls are thinking it's some new fashion statement.

All in all, it was a pretty happy, peaceful ride. Now back to my housework.


Anonymous said...

I love the horse/cow kisses! And the stick caught in the cow... priceless! She's starting a new fashion trend... :)

fernvalley01 said...

Looks like a very nice day. My old Mare used to get pretty bent out of shape about ducks and cattle that got too close . Not so much the nose to nose thing , but we had a group of grassers thet followed her .That was apparently NOT the approved horse -cow relationship!

Linda said...

Seems late for a ducks nest but I saw a newly hatched kildeer a couple of days ago.

Crystal said...

Finally we see evidince of the ducks, I would like a video of one flying up from under you, lol. Maybe its just Pic?

LindaG said...

You're saying beavers knocked the trees down and not ducks, right? ;)
Love all your pictures, as always! It's supposed to get hot here again next week too. Well, hotter.
Have a great weekend! :)

Jennifer said...

Love the cow/horse kisses pic!!! And how funny about the ducks.

~ Janis said...

Excellant fashion statement.
One of my cows came into the barnyard with a dozen REALLY colorful, semi deflated balloons wrapped around her head last April. Scared the daylights out of the rest of the herd, my dog, 15 pigeons, 3 cats and the mailman.
The balloons said" Congratulations its a Boy!!"
and 8 days later she had a 95 lb bull calf.
Can't make this stuff up, I tell ya!

CCC said...

LOL, LOL, I'm still laughing. That's probably the funniest thing I've ever heard, LOL. What till I tell my cowboy this one. :)

Cheyenne said...

Looks like a great day-you are hilarious. I love the pics of the pup!