Spies in my Neighborhood

No matter where you live, there are nosey neighbors.  Don’t you hate that?  Folks move out in the country to get away from spies.  My neighbors have lots of land . . they deserve some privacy . . til Judy moves in across the highway and she always has her camera or her phone with her!  🙂

Yesterday we walked up to look at the gate.  We haven’t put any “decorations” on it yet but we have found a guy who will cut a design for us so eventually, we’ll get it looking snazzy.  For now, it’s what the gate builder could build quickly.  Notice it’s held shut with a rope.  The “board” was bad in the gate opener and the new one should arrive today.  Getting this gate installed has been quite an ordeal!

But, while looking at the gate, we noticed that across the highway, the neighbors were trying to convince their cows to move into a new pasture.

I can tell just from peeking through the fence that herding cows might be a little more work, and maybe a little more dangerous than herding chickens!

I said to Vince . . “Hurry!  Let’s run back home!  Quick!”  He wanted to know what was the hurry and I told him that I wanted to get the RTV and go help them!  No way!!

And, I think he took the RTV keys and hid them.  Oh well . . I guess I can always help herd cows in the Highlander.  🙂

Seriously, I felt like I was sitting in the movie theater watching an old western movie on TV where the cowboys were rounding up the cattle except the cowboys across the highway gave up their horses and uses four wheelers these days.  Guess we didn’t see too many four wheelers in the John Wayne movies, did we?

Texas is so fun . . even if I have to hide behind the fence and watch the action and I don’t get to help with getting the cows to the other pasture.  Maybe next time . .


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    Roberta says

    Horses are much better for moving cows!!! they get just as agrivated as the humans when the cows won’t go where they are suppose to and will bite the cows if they can get close enough. The horse can get back home to the treat of grain.

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    Judy – you haven’t lived until you’ve had a cattle drive of several hundred cows across your front lawn! When I was first married, we lived in a re-converted ore mill in CO. Apparently not everyone realized that we had moved there – and used that as part of the pathway for a major cattle drive. Fortunately they did stay away from the veggie garden – although one enterprising cow ate my one and only rose on a bush as she ran by my dining room window.
    Several other cows decided to circle around to the base of the oremill – and looked in our single pane window – apparently trying to decide whether or not to move in for the winter, when the cattle drovers came by. I charged out there – all 7 months pregnant and complete with shotgun and yelled at the drovers. That was the first that any of them knew someone had moved in

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    Carol says

    The gate looks wonderful!
    Cows are very difficult to mooove so it makes me wonder how 16 of our neighbors were stolen. One was the cattle I was buying for beef. Drats!

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    Yay for the gate! A little greenery and a wreath with a big red bow and you’ll be all set! Are you going to have a design plasma cut to be attached to your gate? Again, yay! 🙂

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    Paul and I stopped in many places where there were cows. We saw them as we traveled. One thing that always amazed us was that when they decided it was time to go home, they lined up in rows, single-file, and walked along the fence line, polite to one another, and in no big hurry or scurry. We saw it over and over and always wondered who taught them to do that. LOL. Probably only did it because it was their own idea. We liked to sing the Cows with Guns song as we passed them, and make up conversations they were having and plots they were hatching.