Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ya just never know...

That is one of my life mottos. It is usually spoken with a slow,country accent and a scratch to the head! That is how it was this morning.You all know how it is when you are going about your quiet routine and there is like a huge elephant in the room and you don't even notice it until you are standing nose to trunk with it? Meet my elephant!

No....I do not own any enormous  Texas Longhorn steers or Belted Galloway cattle! It was so funny because I was out doing chores for several minutes before I noticed this little herd quietly munching away not a hundred feet from me. I blame it on weak morning coffee!
Sorry the pictures are a little hazy,South Texas humidity and all fogging up the lens! Well ,you can bet my heart skipped a beat,maybe two! That fence he is behind is meant to keep chickens in not steers out!Oh and that fence is over 5 foot tall in case you were wondering!

It only took a minute to figure out this was a gentle giant,someones pet. No, he did not push over the fence,the bighorn sheep we used to have back there did that.
I almost fell in love with these little "Oreo' cows which come to find out were a mix of Dexter and belted Galloway.Ummm..actually that one above is a bull!
The gate to this pasture was open,that's how they got in,so Hubby went and closed it so they would not get out in the road.Then he called the sheriff to report them and that we were keeping them up. At that time no one was missing them yet,but I knew someone would they were to tame and well fed to be just everyday range cows.

In just a few hours the owners came and got them. Because that pasture has not been grazed this year it has tall dead grass so that is why they came here. As everyone knows the state of Texas is about burnt off the face of the Earth so there is no grass anywhere. I am sure glad we sold our few cows last winter!
I was right ,these were pets and all had names and would come when called so it was easy for the owners to get them back home. I tell you all, I do not know why I ever start thinking life is getting boring!

15 comments:

Teresa said...

So funny! My two are in the back forty with more shoulder tall green grass than they can eat, and they still got out twice yesterday! Maxine was looking for a bull! Glad you found their owner and everyone got home safely. Hope you get some rain!

Sharon said...

That had to give you a start! Very pretty and nice that they didn't tear your fence all up (down). Glad they got home okay!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Now those are some horns!

wayside wanderer said...

Oh, my! That is some surprise!! I love that these big, huge things are PETS!
Did you get any rain this past week? My niece in Lufkin did so was hoping it was more of an event than maybe it was. Sigh. Praying for rain...

Melodie said...

wayside,
yes we got about 2 "...now only about 20 more to go to get us out of this drought. Praying for sure!

Texan said...

tee hee, only in Texas do you wake up to find a long horn steer out of no where planted in your front yard LOL.

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

Holy cow!!

I think I might have embarassed myself if I looked up and saw that guy in my yard. He is beautiful though. And I love oreo cows.

texwisgirl said...

i love this! glad they were all gentle and respectful tho! and i bet their owners were grateful for you penning them in and reporting them!

nice to see you blogging!!! have been missing you!

the wild magnolia said...

Posts like this keep us all from being bored. This is a story of escaped cows finding better grazing and temporary lodging at Laughing Duck Farm. Pretty cows, new to me, and the bull with the long, long, horns.

Fun visit. Stay cool. : )

Lisa said...

Wow! That's all I have to say.

Sharon said...

Wow! Can't imagine seeing that guy in my backyard. Glad they have a good home.

LindaG said...

There was a small homestead that we used to pass on the way to Raleigh. They had a couple of similar steers. Their horns went out to the side and then up, instead of out, down and up like this one.

The cows and goats are gone now and the place is for sale. Sad.

Glad these were friendly. They must have thought you needed help with your pasture. ;)

Pricilla said...

I LOVE those long horn cows. They look so exotic. There's a herd of 'em not too far from here and they just fascinate me.

Lin said...

Wowee! And to think I get excited when the local rabbit grazes in our yard!! That is one beauty of a herd.

Mary ♥ Mur said...


oh.. so nice post.)
Love your blog.))

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