Friday, February 3, 2012

Remember Class Picture Day?


Take a seat, said the cow, gently waving her hand;
By no means, dear madam, said he, while you stand.
                         Jane Taylor
          

This was always the day at school that you were all nervous but excited at the same time? If you were like me you would be sporting a new hairdo, maybe just a new cut or curls, mine was courtesy of my Mom (I will leave that tale for another day).

Well I thought I would try and get a group photo of the calves. They are so cute and how hard could this be? They have stood for me most days lately I have been grooming (not hair grooming) them for this day. I walk around them, talk to them, and lay on the hay letting their curiosity take over and come to check me out. I truly have some awesome photos.

This proved to be a very difficult project for some of the same reasons some class pictures never turned out in school.
Try as I might I was not able to get all the calves together for a large group photo. I could get little groups but not the whole group.

It proved to be just like a rowdy kindergarten class. One calf started to tease the other one so they started butting heads (fighting). One girl decided she had to go to the bathroom so off she ran.
A couple of other girls just wandered off with no explanation. The boys decided they were hungry and went off to search for a bite to eat. Then there was chasing and I swear skipping.


Enough of this, I decided on a new strategy I would get the Mothers involved, this would make for an easier (or so I thought) group picture. It would be incredible. I went to get some of that sweet alfalfa hay they love so much, yes I know it is bribery but I was getting impatient. I set it in front of the young ones thinking this should work. The calves would settle down, stop running and eat in one place. My plan was working they all surrounded the very fragrant green tasty bale. I jumped out of the tractor.

Well then the  Mothers decided they really liked the smell and wanted a taste. They told the calves to move over because they wanted some, I was still OK with that, a large group photo, fantastic. The Mothers started eating, I readied my camera for another shot and just was about to push the button when  all the calves started running with their mouth’s full and that was the end of that.


I am sorry to say there will be no group picture day today because of circumstances beyond my control. I will try again tomorrow, maybe this time they will behave.

Later.

20 comments:

  1. This is a darling post. I felt like I was right there with you. :) I think your pictures are great!

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  2. too funny! you sound like me. rotten little things. haha

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  3. That last picture is especially good...love the mouthful of hay! Silly cows!

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  4. LOL - that was a funny post. I can just imagine it in my head :-)

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  5. Kids and animals. Even bribery doesn't do much to contain those strong wills. Still---your babies are so pretty with their pink noses and curly hair.

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  6. Hide the camera! They're doing this on purpose!

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  7. lol.
    so when do children always do as we are told....lol

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  8. skipping...hee hee! the group shot, of mom with her mouth full, gave me the biggest smile!

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  9. Just like a regular school class when I was a teacher...and they wanted to play. Hmmmm. Math? Play? I could never tell them I wanted to play too! Love those sweethearts....cows and kids too! Sandra

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  10. Absolutely precious! I especially love that last shot, Buttons! Come on over and enter it in 'Weekly Top Shot.' We're on Week #16, I'd love to see you share with me and my readers! Here's this weeks' link: http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=6115

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  11. Yes, I remember class picture day, I think that went a lot smoother than your calf shoot! Of course, as kids we'd rather smile for the camera than be studying right? Your pictures are great, love those big sad eyes!

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  12. Maybe they didn't behave, but you still got some great shots! Cows hate formality.

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  13. Madge and fellow blogging friends. I keep trying to get on your site but it will not load for me. It may be on my end, well it probably is.I have trouble with my service provider it is slow I am still in the process of finding a new one.
    This is why I cannot visit a lot of photo heavy blogs. Hopefully by spring I will get this fixed.I apologize to any of my blog family I do not visit. I mean too. This is temporary. I miss a lot by only reading Google reader. Thank you B

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  14. I love the pictures you have to follow the story. You have such a nice sense of humor. Thanks for the laugh. I hope you have better luck next time.

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  15. I love your posts as a rule but this one takes the cake! Not only is your commentary incredibly witty and descriptive, your pictures are gorgeous. I hope you'll persevere with your objective and share more of these tales with us.

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  16. LOL But the photos are still stinkin' cute!!!!! Candid cows!

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  17. Love that last picture. Such humor lol

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  18. Thanks, Buttons! You made me smile! :))

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