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Hallelujah to women in farming

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:24 pm
by cowgal604
Everyone is away and I’m left to man the farm on my own. Woke up to my entire herd (except one) wandering our property after pushing through the fence. They ate an entire months worth of grain (hopefully they are ok), ransacked the barn, flipped over sawdust buckets, burst into the chicken coop, burst a water pipe even ate a whole bin of chicken scratch. I fixed the fence, wrangled up every single cow on foot, repaired the fence, fixed the water pipe and cleaned up this mess. All with a 2 year old by my side. Now off to my day job.



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Re: Hallelujah to women in farming

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:15 pm
by tncattle
Do you wear a cape at your day job?

Re: Hallelujah to women in farming

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:29 pm
by cowgal604
tncattle wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:15 pm
Do you wear a cape at your day job?
Worse, stiletto pumps. Corporate job, dirty life.
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Re: Hallelujah to women in farming

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:35 pm
by tncattle
I confess I had to google Stiletto Pumps. I don’t know how y’all walk in those things?!

Re: Hallelujah to women in farming

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:39 pm
by cowgal604
tncattle wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:35 pm
I confess I had to google Stiletto Pumps. I don’t know how y’all walk in those things?!
I don’t know how y’all walk in cowboy boots! They kill me

Re: Hallelujah to women in farming

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:54 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
WE are powerful!!!
What spooked them? Very unusual to knock down the board fence in the middle like that.

Re: Hallelujah to women in farming

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:16 pm
by cowgal604
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:54 pm
WE are powerful!!!
What spooked them? Very unusual to knock down the board fence in the middle like that.
We’ve been having major major coyote issues lately. Maybe that. I’ve got 5 new calves on this field, so mamas have been very fast to react to any non cows in the field.

Or just rotted fencing. We get a ton of rain so wood rots deep in the ground. The post snapped right off. Can be as silly as one scratching their butt or one head butting the other into the fence. But today I put up one heck of a fight haha

Re: Hallelujah to women in farming

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:12 pm
by snoopdog
WOW! You had a day like mine, kudos.

Re: Hallelujah to women in farming

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:55 pm
by JMJ Farms
tncattle wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:35 pm
I confess I had to google Stiletto Pumps. I don’t know how y’all walk in those things?!
I had to google it to. Not what I’ve always called them. I don’t see how they walk in em neither, but I sure like watching em when they do ;-)

Re: Hallelujah to women in farming

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:09 pm
by sstterry
cowgal604 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:24 pm
Everyone is away and I’m left to man the farm on my own. Woke up to my entire herd (except one) wandering our property after pushing through the fence. They ate an entire months worth of grain (hopefully they are ok), ransacked the barn, flipped over sawdust buckets, burst into the chicken coop, burst a water pipe even ate a whole bin of chicken scratch. I fixed the fence, wrangled up every single cow on foot, repaired the fence, fixed the water pipe and cleaned up this mess. All with a 2 year old by my side. Now off to my day job.
Been there (less the 2 yo and the stilettos). Sometimes life gets really fun!

Re: Hallelujah to women in farming

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:38 pm
by cowgal604
sstterry wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:09 pm
cowgal604 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:24 pm
Everyone is away and I’m left to man the farm on my own. Woke up to my entire herd (except one) wandering our property after pushing through the fence. They ate an entire months worth of grain (hopefully they are ok), ransacked the barn, flipped over sawdust buckets, burst into the chicken coop, burst a water pipe even ate a whole bin of chicken scratch. I fixed the fence, wrangled up every single cow on foot, repaired the fence, fixed the water pipe and cleaned up this mess. All with a 2 year old by my side. Now off to my day job.
Been there (less the 2 yo and the stilettos). Sometimes life gets really fun!
The 2 year old is the cherry on top. Makes for a terrible day haha

Re: Hallelujah to women in farming

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:35 pm
by dave_shelby
Figured out my city girl wife can do pretty well too. Not sure she appreciates that or not, but I sure do.

Re: Hallelujah to women in farming

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:28 pm
by cowgal604
I thought all my cows got away injury free after this crazy day. Then 2 days ago one of my new mamas with a young calf by her side suddenly couldn't walk. Leg was very swollen. Vet came and removed a nail from her foot! Must have been there 2 weeks. Treating her but shes still limping along. Hoping she comes out ok.

Re: Hallelujah to women in farming

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:39 am
by Little Cow
We talk about days like this using words like 'terrible' and 'awful'. The cows probably get all misty eyed remembering that time they had a grain party in the barn.

Re: Hallelujah to women in farming

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:08 am
by cowgal604
Little Cow wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:39 am
We talk about days like this using words like 'terrible' and 'awful'. The cows probably get all misty eyed remembering that time they had a grain party in the barn.
Haha totally. We always joke about what the cows were thinking. My one pet cow was standing at the broken down fence just starring out at all the other ransacking the place. I swear he was saying "shes going to be really upset when she sees y'all out there!"