One of our kitties enjoying the sun yesterday falls under the pretty light category.
And black calves out at night fit in the no light at all! Thank goodness for neighbors who saw them out and kept up with where they were with their headlights and flashlights. You absolutely cannot find those suckers at night once they get out of sight and unfortunately by the time we grabbed a sack of feed and got down there, they were indeed out of sight.
At about 5:00 p.m. everyone was where they were supposed to be, but there were two cows and five calves in a pasture across the way from the main pasture here at Petty. To get over there they have to go in a lane behind our Petty sewer pools. The cows are always fine and I thought surely the calves would follow those two cows back down the lane. Um… wrong!
Evidently, the cows made their way out and the calves panicked and jumped the fence which meant they were out.
All is well now, but it was definitely concerning for a little while when the neighbor’s daughter, and our friend, to the pasture called. We loaded up in my truck and headed down there only to be told by another friend who had followed Jaycee home that one had jumped back in and four others had taken off down the fence line and went out of sight. Oh joy.
We headed out to the highway where we could shine our headlights across the fields and were not seeing anything at all. Thank the good Lord Jaycee called to tell me they had come back. We got back up there, eased by them in the truck and headed down the road to a gate calling the cows to come too. It worked, the calves came right on down that fence line and into the gate we had hurriedly slung open.
I then went out in the pasture and closed the gate where they cannot get to that pasture. That will not be happening again anytime soon.
I just love a little drama when you can’t see said no one ever!
p.s. (And I agree with you, my photo buds, those leaves and stems in the upper left corner of the pic need to be cloned out!)