Thursday, 29 September 2011

the great escape..........

highlights of the day..........good and bad...........
  • Lots of rain so planned to loll around tidying etc in PJ's until lunch when road would be drier 
  • phone call at 9am to say the cows had escaped and were miles away from there break 
  • tell Fairy Girl to grab some food in a back pack fast.....(6 tim-tams, 2 muesli bars, 2 snack packs of BBQ shapes yummo.....)
  • another phone call to say some of the cows were in someones crop
  • mobile going flat
  • mud flying everywhere while riding on the bike to the cows
  • electric fence at break broken in several places - cows obviously been out since about 1/2way thru the night
  • Fairy Girl singing me songs with new words esp for me......very funny
  • MIL's at home to pass messages onto Mr Chooky since phone was going dead
  • Rocks - used one to hit a post back into the ground
  • approx 70kms on the 4 wheeler - numb bum
  • Mr Chooky having wet sheep and finished early so knew of our troubles and brought pies and coke
  • Unfortunately Mr Chooky also found another 12 cows who has wandered about 12kms away from the break

The escaped cows being headed back to break............took several hours...........
See the row of gulars on the fence not so clear as I snapped it on the phone........

Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

25 comments:

  1. The galahs quite obviously thought the antics of cows, humans and bikes was worth lining up for!

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  2. Grrr at the cows!!!! They must have had a party - do you think the storm might have scared them?!

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  3. Bad cows! Great news about the rain - heres hoping for more

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  4. Oh, not a good day then! ( just kidding ) Hope tomorrow is better.

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  5. Ahhh the joys of farming :) So pleased to hear you've had some rain though!

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  6. Oh bugger! Naughty cow's-I wish you plenty more rain and that the cows behave,cheers Vickie

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  7. what a busy day,all in a day of a farmer,hope tomorrow is a dream for you and fairy girl.

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  8. Oh The joys of farming
    Always something going on

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  9. At least you can't say life is boring! Here's to a better day tomorrow.

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  10. those cows! at least you got some rain.

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  11. OMG...I will never say I've had a BAD day again!!!!!!!

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  12. Rotten bloody cows. Did you mention the words 'sirloin steak, roast and beefburgers' in their hearing?

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  13. Glad to hear about the rain...but the cows were very naughty! Sounds like quite the day!!

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  14. The original plan sounded a lot more fun! Yay for fairygirl!! Grrr for the cows!

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  15. But on the bright side - it rained.........lol....... because on a day like that you've got to try and find a bright side right? Maybe it was the pies, coke and FG's speedy picnic lunch!

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  16. The Joys of Farming...
    at least you have had Rain that's Good!!
    Hope you get some Me Time Soon.
    cheers

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  17. Gee you had better teach those cows to be better behaved!

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  18. Oh Chooky, I hate those sort of days. I know exactly how you feel. They usually happen when you have big plans for the day. So pleased you have had some rain, it is raining down here too, just what we need to put a bottom in our hay crops. I'll keep my fingers crossed you get some more.

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  19. You poor thing!!! Gotta love this farming...

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  20. I am doing catch up here. So many mental images from this post. Fancy party cows ........ LOL

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