“What did the mummy cow say to the baby cow? ‘It’s pasture bedtime’!” ~ unknown.
A second entry to GC and my Weekly Prompts Word Prompt Definitions.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote that it was too peaceful. By that definition I meant the fields were empty and I was missing the sight of animals grazing and the general sound of the farm.
The following day I returned home to find that Richard who rents my land had brought up twenty head of cattle and they were just over the wall from my kitchen. Never one to miss an opportunity I grabbed my phone and took a quick picture of the ones nearest to the wall. Unfortunately, their welcome presence was to be short-lived.
A couple of days later this unruly group of bovine vandals managed to break the water inlet pipe on the water trough!
This act of wanton destruction was swiftly followed by a game of push and shove until the delinquent bovines achieved the unexpected and found themselves at the other side of the dividing fence between my land and the farm next door. Instead of quietly grazing upon my lush fields of green, the ruminants trampled their way into the neighbour’s garden and trimmed his vegetable patch!
As can be imagined, this did not go down well with the angry sheep farmer next door.
The cattle attempted to make scapegoats of the sheep, but no one listened to their moos! The miscreants were loaded onto a truck and taken back to Richard’s farm, the water pipe was fixed, and large machinary arrived to regenerate the fencing.
Sadly, my lonely furrow is once more!
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Word Prompt Definition from Weekly Prompts, Scapegoat from Fandango and Regenerate from the Ragtag Community.
Clipart courtesy of Google, photos are my own.