I no more than tell you Maxine is open than she decides to give me an idea of what her retirement would look like. I got a call last night telling me that my neighbor called the guy who has cows across the road to tell him he had cows out on the road. He came down and opened the gate for them to go in. Then he noticed they didn’t have his ear tags. He called my nephew and said he had let a red cow and a black cow and a black calf into his pasture. Gee, does that sound like anyone I might know? When my nephew called me I just kept saying, “How’d they get out? I was just down there and they were eating on the bottom.”
Of course, he had no idea how they got out, and there wasn’t much I could do about it until morning, so I went to bed. It did make me think though, I got Norma Jean because Maxine wasn’t bred and every time she came into heat, she’d bust out of the pasture and walk through my bean field and go looking for a bull with MJ tagging along behind her. I’m not liking this.
In the morning, when I went out to milk Haley, I figured out how the cows got out because every goat (with the exception of the six newborns) was in the alfalfa and corn field feasting. No pictures of that because the rich alfalfa with its blossoms waiting to be cut into hay is way too much for them. I just put them back and shut them in the barnyard.
Then I picked the old panel up and wired it back in place more or less. It’s leaning a bit more, but it will hold the goats for now.
Maxine, Norma Jean and George are somewhere over there across the road. They’ll probably be there for a couple of weeks until the neighbor works his calves and has a way set up for us to catch them.
If we don’t get them then, it will most likely be fall before we can get them. I wonder if that’s them back there. I’m not sure how far back his pasture goes.
I’m not liking Maxine’s retirement. I can’t have her busting down fences every three weeks. She very well might be un-retired very soon, or she might have to find a new home.
At least George will have other calves to play with.
Sharing with Rubbish Tuesday.