Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My Cows Missed Me!

Equipped with the anti-toxin of laughter,
one can live even in a standardized society
without being too impressed by its standards.
                  Irwin Edman


Wow what a spring, summer and fall it has been, most of it seems like a huge blur to me; life had many surprises and challenges, but amiss all the chaos I relished those days I looked out my kitchen window and seen the cows standing behind the house staring at me, they were the constant I needed.

Last winter I remember feeding the cows every single day of the week while My Hero fed them every weekend. Things have come full circle again. The winter is looming, waiting for its opportunity to burst into our world once again. It sits and waits giving us false hope of it being a nice easy winter, but experience tells me this nice snow free weather will not last.


Sure I spent a fair amount of time with the cows through the spring and summer wandering among them but they did not need me, often times they paid no attention to me except for a couple of our special girls. I missed feeding them every day no matter what the weather had in store for us or how I was feeling that day as I literally had to drag myself out of bed. It may look like a huge obligation to some onlookers but I do believe this is just what I need to get through those long winters. A purpose if you will.

The nice thing about those once again early mornings which already fluctuate between freezing cold and requiring my lined coveralls being pulled over top of my flannels to those balmy warm days requiring only pulling on my Pink Cadillac’s and a light jacket with my flannels exposed for all to see, I always smile. Oh yes I do know those flannels are covered with frolicking monkeys, do not judge me they make me laugh every time I look down. Not only do I smile but I am pretty sure the cows like them too.


You see I have rarely just started up the tractor and possibly scraped the frost and the ice off the window, gone to pick up the hay and delivered it to the girls who stand in front of the cedar bush waiting; I usually climb down from the seat and do a walk about. I do know the girls always look forward to seeing what I am wearing that particular day and I like to keep them guessing. Those Monkey Flannels seem to have them "All a chatter” even Annie took a second look and I could tell she took a fancy to them even though she watched from a distance.


I cannot believe Annie does not run to me to check out my Monkey Flannels even though I know she wants to; boy oh boy she is one stubborn girl. I am convinced that all that time we spent bonding last winter and I was under the impression we would continue to be friends that she was actually using me only for that nice warm bottle of milk that was delivered morning and night no matter the weather every day. After that whole weaning thing it seems to me she has never forgiven me.

My Hero still to this day needs only to walk into a field and call her name and she can be seen every time galloping towards him with a huge smile to say Hi and enjoy his attention.  I now know why he let me have that weaning the calf job. I have heard that story about how elephants never forget, but never cows. Maybe that Annie has a little elephant in her.


Morning girls I missed you too, I am so loving your furry winter coats; do you like my frolicking Monkey Flannels?

Happy Thanksgiving to our friends South of the Border. Enjoy!  According to a Feral friend it is not your Thanksgiving yet I will try this again next week. I honestly think everyday should be Thanksgiving but that is just me:) 

I just wanted to mention to BA…… I know you secretly wish you had my keen sense of fashion and Annie say Hi.  Hug xoxo B


Later.

37 comments:

  1. I love that first image!!! I know what you mean about Annie - I think elder daughter is having the same reaction to me. I raised her, and now I am too clingy and unreasonable, while her father is the bees knees...
    I have today and tomorrow off - I am going to celebrate by studying for my mid-terms...

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  2. Beautiful shot of the first image. Love your flannels. Great post.

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  3. Lovely shots as always. This year really has been a blur hasn't it?? I was saying something similar to a coworker the other day.

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  4. Not that cold down here, though it has been chilly for NTX recently. It'll be January or February probably before we see frozen water, unless the weather is more severe than I expect.

    Great shots of the cows too.

    I have a question though--the cows--since they're not dairy cattle, and they're not Steak For Dinner steers, what do you do with them? Are they used to breed for steers to sell off/eat? Just curious.
    vic303

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  5. I always say the way I dress in the mornings to go out with the Aussies is only for the benefit to keep the Coyotes & Bears scared away. I would be scared I would love me should I dress so colourfully in pink. I will stick to my more matronly blues, greens, or whatever but pink I grab in the mornings .. *wink* Hugs C.

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  6. That's one thing I've always heard about cows. That they ADORE flannel monkey pajamas.

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  7. oooohhhhh i love those monkey p.j.'s!!

    our weather has been AWESOME!!

    i love seeing your beautiful cows!!

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  8. Annie's got that "Don't you dare come near me in those monkey pj's" look!
    Love the first photo, happy munching cows.

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  9. Oh that Annie...she's so fickle.

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  10. I was going to ask same question. What do you do with all those cows?

    I like your pretty P.J;s of Monkeys.

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  11. I love your monkey flannels!
    That Annie, what a stinker after all you did for her! ;)

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  12. oh, nice to see annie again! even if she is persnickety!

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  13. Oh, Annie has grown so! What a sweetie she is. And those monkey flannels make me love you even more!

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  14. Gosh your cows are handsome! I think it's important to have a reason to get out of bed every morning, especially in the winter. My purpose isn't quite as demanding or labour intensive as yours, but I go out and fill the 7birdfeeders every morning. And I am always in my PJ's, I have a pair exactly like yours!

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  15. Those are awesome flannels! No wonder the girls eye you, with a bit of jealousy. Except for Annie. Sigh! You cannot with them all.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  16. Hi Annie! Boy, she is getting big! Shame on her for giving you the cold shoulder...maybe she's scared of those monkeys! :)

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  17. I remember your bonding time with Annie!! What a sweet pic of her. Those monkey flannels are too cute. Are those your Cadillac boots with them?

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  18. this so reminds me of my Auntie Ragna, she named the baby cows and lambs, she wore funny things to the barn always laughing at herself,she once said that their look of love swelled her heart and she didn't feel cold or scared, she'd of been 49 when she said that to me, I'd of been 5-

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  19. Time for those pink Cadillac's again, I've missed them. And Annie, well you know girls and their dads. She is so pretty and it's good to see her too.

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  20. B,

    Nothing better than keeping warm in your monkey flannels and pink Cadillac boots.

    Ice................oh dear, please keep it up there. We're suppose to get ice and snow this Friday and Saturday, along with the cold winds from Canada.

    You have such beautiful cows :-)

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  21. Yes, those old cows know us well. I still remember walking among the cows.

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  22. Oh those cows. They do miss you when winter starts to roll in. They talk to you when they see you at the barn. I'm mooooover here!! ha ha! They don't care what kinda clothes you have on, even none! Oh those long nights checking on the heifers in my jammies! HA! Cameron always says, if you go prepared for the worse, it wont happen. I've been know to head to the barn in a nighty and flip flops only to have to call the vet and scramble home to get clothes on! Oh if the walls there could talk... :)

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  23. I love that you do your farming in your pjs! I am positive those cows love it! I hate these frosty mornings though, I don't know how you do it!

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  24. Beautiful pictures, and you tell a wonderful story once again! Nellie

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  25. I love the frolicking monkeys! So cute. And such sweet cows! I always love hearing about Annie and her whims :)

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  26. I was just wondering about Annie. My hasn't she grown into a lovely girl.

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  27. Good that you can keep warm with your flannels, I love the monkeys.

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  28. Annie is sounding kind of like a teenage girl. The cows must live those cheerful monkeys brightening the day.

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  29. Oh, B, I love the quote today - I need to remember to equip myself with that anti-toxin daily! Love the shot of the cows eating with the one raising her head to take a peek at your fancy pants. And isn't that the way? You put all the hard work and love into raising them and then they give all the accolades to Dad. Well, love never goes to waste and there are rewards eventually. That cold, brisk air does wake you up nicely and gets you excited for the day. Hugs xo Karen

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  30. Awe B, I love your flannels covered with frolicking monkeys :)

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  31. I have heard that cows think monkeys are very funny. :-) Love the photos of your flannels and feet. I'm sure Annie appreciates all you did for her.

    I agree--everyday should be Thanksgiving.

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  32. I'm loving your monkey pj's, I bet they are pretty cosy too :))
    Annie sure is a pretty cow and I know she loves you too.

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  33. At least cows notice the flannel, even if they won't admit it. Chickens on the other hand...phooey on them...they won't bat an eye when I traipse in wearing my fancy christmas pj's. What IS the matter with them??

    : )

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  34. Aw I love your cows and those comfies... super cute!

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  35. Aww, they have such sweet docile faces, love the little one!
    Lynne

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  36. Well... I do love how the pink in your monkey pants matches your boots so well. :) You have every womans dream job... stay in PJ's and go to work comfortable.

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