Friday, July 27, 2012

An Optimistic Move Complete! (3 of 3)


Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter.
Who would think that those branches would turn to green and blossom,
but we hope it, we know it.
                              Johann Wolfgang vonGoethe


The cows have been back in this hay field for one day and one night and they seem to be quite contented. I walk past them and head to the back corner of this field of optimism. I look down to the ground as I walk and am sad to see the grass is disappearing faster than we thought. I can now see the deep cracks in the now bare ground. I walk over to and then across the culvert over the dried up swamp and wonder why there are no tracks across and into the field of lush green grass.

 Bossy2 and then a few other cows being curious follow. They all start mooing as if to tell the others what they had discovered even though it was me that showed them. Just like a cow taking all the credit. Suddenly as if a switch went off in their head they bolt past me and run into the tall grass. The rest of the cows seeing what was going on raced across this culvert as I stand there, hoping to not get knocked off. I am sure they are thinking “Why did we not notice this bridge and this beautiful buffet of green?”


After not being swept off my feet, thank goodness, and listening to so much loud mooing going on in the excitement, and the sound of  heavy stomping hooves crossing the culvert all movement and sounds stop. All of a sudden I hear the munching of grass, tall green plentiful grass. They are all lined up together like a gigantic eating machine carefully walking inch by inch and devouring this field.

I cannot believe how nice it is back here I walk amongst the cows and my feet feel wet, this is impossible I think to myself but it is real. The shelter of the full leafy trees from the blazing hot drying sun, and the moisture coming from the mulch of this never grazed field of old grasses has created the perfect greenhouse. No wonder my cows are happy, I was happy too.


I check the back fence of barbed wire and then the page wire fence on the side. I check it carefully as to make sure nothing was missed being fixed. This will be our routine twice a day, morning and night until the cows are done back here. There is too much danger for them behind this fence. They will be safe here.

After walking the fence line and seeing everything looked fine I wander over to stand under a beautiful green leaf covered Oak tree and watch the cows. My happy, happy cows. Enjoy.


Now it has to rain, they are calling for it. Oh please let it be true this time.

Later

Thursday morning about 4am I awoke to hear the patter of rain on my roof, I could not go back to sleep I was too excited. I listened for over an hour then fall asleep contented. I do hope it keeps raining. Mother Nature you have never disappointed me. Thank You.

27 comments:

  1. I love hearing the sound of contented cows munching. WONDERFUL that you got some rain!!

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  2. WooHoo for rain! May it continue to feed the earth and your soul. Nice to see and hear of such happy cows!

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  3. Thank goodness you got the rain...and it's a bit cooler now isn't it?

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  4. I love the sound of rain too. I am glad you finally got some. I hope it helps fill in the cracks.

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  5. Love seeing that high grass and hearing you got some rain. Our pasture looks like crap -- but no cows on it this year. xo

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  6. Glad to hear you got some rain. We did too and it's so wonderful!

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  7. i am SO glad you got some rain! i hope it will continue, but i know that even 1/2 an inch can make such a difference!

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  8. Buttons,

    I hope you got a nice rain and it continues. What a peaceful feeling to see the herd laying in cool green grass and content.

    The temps were in the low 90's this week and it was 55* when I got up this morning! The Rancher says starting tomorrow the heat is coming back. Yuck.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. That's the advantage of having wetlands on your property- in times of drought they can be grazed. Bonus! Nothing so funny as cows when they see an banquet awaiting them- glad they didn't run you over!
    Thank God for the rain- I hope you get enough to make a difference.

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  10. Hooray for the rain. Have a great day. M

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  11. B, have a fun wedding weekend, I know with this morning rain and cooling temps we'll be enjoying ourselves at Friends Wedding!
    ~~HUGS~~

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  12. Hooray for happy cows and happy rain!

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  13. Wonderful looking pasture and such happy cows. Good thing there was no troll under the bridge!

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  14. So glad you got a bit of rain, happy for you and your cows!

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  15. I know exactly how you feel. We got a little bit of rain the other day. Then again yesterday. I wanted to go outside and play in it.

    Cindy Bee

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  16. Beautiful! We have had rain 3 times now and it is making a difference. Hopefully it will come your way. That is some good looking grass!

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  17. oh b, part 3 was wonderful!! you are such a hard working, dedicated farmer...

    and boy can you tell a story!!

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  18. What a wonderful story... how funny the cows didn't find that lovely patch themselves. They will revere your cleverness!!
    Fantastic news about the rain - what a happy sound for you :D)

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  19. Yesterday, I wrote a long comment here, but it wouldn't publish, so I'm back to try again. You are a wonderful writer, that first paragraph was very powerful. I am so glad you got rain. The cows must be so happy.

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  20. you write beautifully! I was right there with you

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  21. yay! rain! i hope it lasted a little bit..and i hope more follows...

    nothing like a good muddy cow, huh?!!
    a wet cow. a muddy, wet & happy cow!

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  22. If I ever paint cows, and I want to, I am gifting you one. They hang nicely in barns and garages. LOL.

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  23. The cows do look very happy in the field of tall grass! Hooray for the rain! May it continue so that you can get some more pasture! :)

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  24. I am very happy for you. I hope you get lots and lots of rain. Glad the cows are content and that you are too.

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