Herding cattle,lol

My morning started at 4 am, breakfast and clean up. Hubby needs help this morning herding cattle to the barn. We need to separate them and send some off to the auction barn this afternoon. He then needs a little help with splitting a load of wood. Yes I am a farmers wife.
Now I wish I could of taken pictures of me doing this but truthfully it wasn’t all that to look at. I can put a picture in your mind, but remember once it’s there, its not my fault.
We started by loading up on the 4 wheelers. Now I’ve road those for years, so not so bad. Then we go out into the lower pasture lot where we have to cross this little bridge. Now think of a bridge the width of your whole tires only no play room at all . You can only be straight on or you go over the edge. Easy right. Now picture this same lady with a long cattle stick in her hand, and trying to grip the steering wheel while not poking her eye out. Yes I made it, but then he yells not sure if he thinks I’m hard of hearing or if that’s just what all men do. He wanted me to get off and slowly walk the cattle towards him. Not to fast he said, just enough to keep them moving.
Well I thought I was doing pretty good. The calves were not use to me being in there so I think they were just afraid of me as I was them. They went across the other end of the branch towards the gate where the pens are, doing good I was thinking. Now I do want to let you know if you walk behind cattle you better have boots on, they drop a load and walk at the same time.
Hubby is along the outer side guiding them along the open side while I keep pushing forward. They went in fine. Now I’m thinking I can go home now, nope. He then yells again, come on across and you can help me sort them. He had went over it so I thought ok I can do this. I get up to it and I’m not sure but I thing it widened as soon as it seen me coming. It got deeper to and all I could think of was if I don’t make it my boots aren’t high enough to keep me from getting wet and sinking in the mud.
He is doing that yelling thing again and just to let you know if you’re a guy reading this, that don’t help….. He says Honey, just take a running jump you can make it. Now I’m pretty darn sure by now that he knows this fat lady can’t jump. Oh I can run, but jump. That man has lost his mind. I look at him and he looks at me the stare down begins. I say in a yell( yes it is my turn) are you NUTS!!! I then did what every other woman would of done. Got back on my 4 wheeler and road back around to him. Yes he was shaking his head, but I’m not cattle. I told him, he can’t herd me, so the frown turned into a laugh and we went on.
It was now time to sort them. Oh the joys of him saying Honey now stand at the gate and be ready to open it when I tell you. Ok I have this. He walks in, looks them over and he guides one my way. I’m ready for it, open the gate and well lets just say I didn’t do it fast enough. Now by now, I’m over the whole thing, but I know he needs my help, little as it is. After a few more go through we get the job done.
We head back to the house to back the haul trailer to the barn door. We would soon be done and I could get back to my work. Now just so you know I did that fine. We get back in and hubby comes up and said “Honey, Thanks for your help you did a great job!”. Really! I thought I had done everything wrong. Just goes to prove don’t think the worse if your helping even if you don’t know what your doing I guess I was better then none!!!! As for the wood, it started to rain. Bless that rain Lord thank you .Back to the house. Have a great day.

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