a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Cows Are Out!!!

Trees and limbs have been on fences since the ice. We have been working but there was a lot of damage.

This morning the cows were out, heading up the road. Horses usually scope things out and make a plan. Cows are not so conniving. They follow their nose and they follow the leader. The leader decided to follow her nose up the road.

Thanks to our glorious American Border Collies and surprise help from our Jack/Rat Terrier, they were rounded pretty quickly.

Maggie is a heeler.

Lil, the short-haired is a head girl.
Squiggy is a barker and chaser but he was right on their tails...no fear. One well placed kick can kill a dog. Lil got one kick but she is fine. These two ladies herded and held these cows in a bunch while my wonderful hubby fixed the fence

I am sure you are asking, where were you? I was on the back side of the camera, plus I was hubby's gofer...go fer this, go fer that.

Thank you, Maggie, Lil and Squiggy for making our job a lot easier.


Rudee said...

I want video next time. Love your dogs Gail. Sniff. Any pictures of anyone's dogs, gets to me these days. They're beautiful, and obviously, they love to work.

Melanie said...

Darn cows!!! At least you've got you some decent herding dogs, eh???

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Terrific photo gofer you were, too! hehe

Great teamwork with everyone: dogs, hubby and you!


Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

The work never ends on the farm does it? Great pictures, I'd be the one taking pictures too! Good dogs, bad cows...

DesertHen said...

Sounds like those two dogs make a great team! The cows have been out here as well, but they just wander around to the other field on the farm or end up in our front yard.

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