vendredi, mars 11, 2011

uninvited guests

There was quite a bit of excitement yesterday... a small herd of cows let themselves loose and decided to come pay me a visit! There were 15 or so cows that came right up the driveway and started "mowing" our front lawn! When I tried to shoo them away they took that as an invitation and even came up and blew a raspberry on our sliding glass doors! Eeep! They were a lot speedier than I would have expected and huge - although not the most graceful animals as they tried to climb up and over through the backyard...

I ran over to the neighbor's and he and his wife came over to chase them back into their pen. Apparently this doesn't happen very often but often enough that farmers are require to have a special insurance for cows that wander into people's yards... The main damage that they did was stomping through our recently done lawn!! We've had a lot of rain this winter and those beasts sure do weigh a lot, their hoofprints go down deep! They also broke one of our little solar powered lamps that we have lining the driveway...

Sure was quite a sight though, seeing them running up our driveway! And I thought the neighbor's puppy who likes to come take a walk on our property was an uninvited guest, this really takes the cake! Sure makes me want to have a front gate now!

3 commentaires:

Amber a dit…

How funny! I think seeing something like that would have made my year. I absolutely love cows and don't get to spend nearly enough time with them now that I am in a city. Will their insurance cover your broken lamp and lawn repairs?

Emmy a dit…

yea, i hope you get new lamps! This happened at my parents' house once when we were on holiday - we got back and found hoof prints and worse everywhere and had to investigate with the neighbours to find out how the hell cows got there - the nearest farm isn't next door (although we are in the countryside!)

In your place I would have FREAKED! I got chased by a herd when I was little (dont laugh Amber....!) and i'm now terrified by them!

MilkJam a dit…

Yeah, their insurance should cover everything. Cows are cute, all docile and all until you get a herd of them coming at you! They're BIG!