Saturday, April 11, 2009

Cattle Corner April 11, 2009

My life is crazy busy. There, I said it. I feel like I am being pulled in 9 million directions; my head just spins. With so much going on in my life, I dont feel as thought I am doing the best at anything at times, so the guilt thing sets in. Brief, to the point, dont have time to go into it further. Cattle. Ok. This is about cattle, right? I have no idea if anyone is really reading this, but hey, its cheap therapy, and gives me a place to vent, Or, rant, whichever you prefer.
Now I could be way off here, but I see the cattle as sort of my therapy. When I am outside messin' around with the cattle, I am (usually) at peace. Its quiet (mostly), the animals move about in their slow (again, usually) way, meandering here and there, scratching an itch, stretching, eating, chewing, dozing, basically just being cows. So peaceful. I take great pleasure just walking amoungst them, scratching a back, checking a foot, trying to bump a calf (thats an interesting thing to do, by the way, if you never have. Next C.Corner). Bending over to see if the frost seeded clover has sprouted yet (it has!!), checking the fences, kicking the clods. Enjoying the sun on my face, the wind in my hair, and NO ONE BUGGING ME!! Not that I do not love my family, but I take what little peace and quiet I can from the crazy busy days that are mine presently. Usually my family will not follow me as I wander aimlessly about amoung the cattle (really, its just looks aimless, its really quit calculated). Its when I can gather my thoughts, plan ahead, figure out this new pasture, or how to make a gate work or build an addition on the barm. It is constructive daydreaming. Very important.
Apparently, I am not alone with this. I sold a cow and calf to a woman who couldnt wait for the weekend so she could take a chair out to the middle of her pasture and have a picnic in the midst of her new cows! at all. Maybe we are on to something. Maybe we can write this off as therapy. A medical neccessity? A way of preserving our sanity? What is it!!???
OMG, my family has just pulled into the driveway. I think its time to go out and check the cows........!
Oh, and by the way, I will learn to put pictures on here soon!

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