Sunday, May 09, 2010
We're all kicking back and soaking up some much-needed sunshine around here today. The cows have scattered back out to the hillsides where the green grass seems to have grown another inch or two while it was underneath the snow. I'm heading outside to enjoy the day, but thought I'd drop by the blog and leave you a little something for Mother's Day.
Ever been at a park, with a whole bunch of kids and a whole bunch of moms, and all of the sudden one of the kids starting yelling his head off? Yeah, it looks a lot like this:
That pole he's got is a sheep hook, made for catching lambs. It has a metal loop on the end that hooks around the calf's leg right above the ankle. It works okay if you can sneak up on a calf while they're sleeping, or if they're too sick to run very far, and if they're not big enough and strong enough to yank the pole out of your hands. Otherwise, we have to rope them. Notice the cow with the white face and big black splotch that my husband is keeping such a close eye on? There's a reason. Let's just say we're glad this wasn't her kid. Lucky for us, it's as mean as she is and never seems to get sick.
But hey, around here that's what makes you a good mother.