On Monday we had big plans after school. Farmer John was going to drop me off and go to town for some feed and Christmas shopping. I was going to get started on chores before it got too dark. But, we had a surprise waiting for us when we got home.
We pulled into the parking spot and looked up the hill in front of the house to see ALL the cows in the front yard!
Not in the barn eating hay, not up on the hill in their pasture, not even by the water tank...the front yard!
Well, we had some choice words for them as we got out of the car, went across the bridge and started up the hill. I got the feeling they all knew that party was over when we started up the hill because they did head in the right direction.
Farmer John got them herded together, and I got the gate open by the water tank. They all headed back to where they belong without too much complaining. I snapped this picture just as the last ones were headed back inside the fence.
As much fun as after-school cattle wrangling can be, I think we will start chaining our gates shut. Hopefully that will contain our bovine escape artists.