Just as I was clicking post on the Two for Two I noticed them. I also happened to be on the phone with a nurse at Children's Hospital concerning Monkey's upcoming surgery. I looked out my front door and could not believe my own eyes!
There were around 50 cows and calves and the bull running wild. I did not take a picture, there was no time. My Dad was an hour away at the doctor and I had to get there. Oh, did I mention that I had the twins in tow? I called my brother who was 15 minutes away on the lower farm putting out spray and never hears his phone on the tractor. I was praying for him to hear it. I called my sitter and got her to stay in the car with the boys. I met my Mom at the road (did I mention we live on a U.S. highway? Very busy........even in the country!
Then I saw him, there was a man that my brother coached his son on (my nephew's) basketball team. He was getting the cows off the shoulder of the road. The bad thing was that the plastic mulch (the rows are 1000 feet roughly) and the 10,000 plants (they were just set in the last two weeks) were getting trampled.
We finally got the them all herded into a central location in front of my house grazing (this wouold be cut for hay in June). Then I saw the red Ford turn in! YES!!! There was my brother, he had a 5 gallon bucket of range cubes and was rattling them. We got the cows and calves headed back. There was just one little problem and he weighs about 2000 pounds. He is crazy too. He charged my husband two weeks ago when he was putting hay out. two months ago he lifted my brother in the air. He is crazy! Did I mention we were all on foot? I have been within 10 feet of this bull the whole time watching him (with my big stick) and I finally get him headed toward the cows. He did not want to go but the good samartitan came and gave me a hand.
We got them all back to the pasture and locked the gate. Someone(s) had evidently left it half closed yesterday. They were throwing rocks at the bull ("to see what he would do"). Then My Mom saw them coming out of the pasture. My cousin's 15 year old twinadoes. If mine ever did anyhthing like that, they would not be able to move for a week. Yes, cuz if you're reading........I would bust their butts! Excuse my language........ Someone could have gotten killed or wrecked much less all of the other stuff that could have happened!
the plants and plastic faired much better than thought, there are several holes from the hooves though.
So, all is well. Praise the Lord. We saw a wonderful deed and know that there still are good samartians in this ole world and I got me some heart racing exercise for today!
Thank you Lord for giving me strength and answering prayers!