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Susie David

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This next week being our anniversary we decided to take the o'l land yacht out and have a nice dinner. The nearest Red Lobster is over in Idaho so we take the motor home and then go down and spend the night on the reservation in the casino parking lot with the other seasoned travelers on life's highway ( getting in practice for retirement) besides I really like the breakfast buffet.
It was a nice restfull night until we got a 6:AM call from one of the neighbors informing us that we had some cows in his yard. I asked him how long they had been there and he told me since 11 last night but not to worry since he closed the gate leading to the road...need to have a talk with him about cows and fences...thankfully he is a good sport and had just bought the place so he is anxious to make new friends.
No such thing as one cow getting out....anazing what fifteen pairs can do to a two acre yard overnight.
We got back just in time to block their exit from the neighbor next to him's place...they were starting down the drive heading for the road when we blocked their excape with the RV. Air horns seem to have a less than calming effect on cattle but sure are effective in changing their ideas about choosing a new direction.
Cows were hearded home and penned, the fences repaired and tomorrow the electric fences will be repaired and new wire strung...the fence crawlers will find a new home at a friend's ranch who has offered a field of oat that he will be grazing....we'll see how the situation looks come fall slaughter time.
And that's the excitement from our farm this week....Dave & Sue Mc
 

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Not farm related, but anniversary related. We decided to have a nice dinner (son-free) at Cattleman's; it's our favorite place the filet and scampi are outstanding. Well, we hadn't been there 5 minutes when an older gentleman became choked. He walked out on his own, but just as he got to the lobby the hostess yelled out asking if anyone knew the Heimlich. Being a Boy Scout Assistant Scoutmaster, I have been through and seen my share of training. Well I shot out of the room to go help. The Heimlich had no effect, so I wound up doing CPR. I did the chest compressions and the hostess did the breathing. Just as the ambulance got there, he began to get his color back and opened his eyes. There was no doubt in my mind that the man was on the verge of death. I could even feel his heart begin to beat and then fade out again. We checked at the hospital and he was on a vent that night. Unfortunately, he passed away the next day. It was an experience. Praise God he was a Christian, so he's better off for sure.
 

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Jogeephus":1yagnv7s said:
Isn't it amazing how the cows never get out unless you are over 60 miles away?

Ain't it the truth?!?! What is up with that, anyway?
 

dun

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Jogeephus":2ush0qqd said:
Isn't it amazing how the cows never get out unless you are over 60 miles away?

Easy solution. Do like I do and never get that far from the farm
 

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My cows can also read a calendar, they enjoy a night out on Saturday and a breakfast run on Sunday.
 

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We were out fixing a hole in the fence from a previous donkey escape, (stringing new fence week after next...) when a fire truck came screaming down the road and it freaked the calves smooth out. Four of them come a running full blast toward me, veer off to the left last second and literally pile up at the fence. I was amazed it held but it did. I haven't seen them do something like that since we first bought them. It's a fairly busy road we live on. I would have thought they'd be used to the noise. It's grass fire season here, though. They'd better get used to sirens.

Lord we need rain.
 

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farmwife":3nj74hbc said:
Not farm related, but anniversary related. We decided to have a nice dinner (son-free) at Cattleman's; it's our favorite place the filet and scampi are outstanding. Well, we hadn't been there 5 minutes when an older gentleman became choked. He walked out on his own, but just as he got to the lobby the hostess yelled out asking if anyone knew the Heimlich. Being a Boy Scout Assistant Scoutmaster, I have been through and seen my share of training. Well I shot out of the room to go help. The Heimlich had no effect, so I wound up doing CPR. I did the chest compressions and the hostess did the breathing. Just as the ambulance got there, he began to get his color back and opened his eyes. There was no doubt in my mind that the man was on the verge of death. I could even feel his heart begin to beat and then fade out again. We checked at the hospital and he was on a vent that night. Unfortunately, he passed away the next day. It was an experience. Praise God he was a Christian, so he's better off for sure.

I would say you fit the definition of a good neighbor and a good Samaritan.
 

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KNERSIE":13g6hyl5 said:
My cows can also read a calendar, they enjoy a night out on Saturday and a breakfast run on Sunday.

LOL :lol: They also know when it's a holiday weekend..or when you have appointments planned in advance.
I just try to do what Dun does ,don't go anywhere ;-) .

Happy belated anniversary Dave and Sue. :wave:
 

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