The Lonely Furrow

“What did the mummy cow say to the baby cow? ‘It’s pasture bedtime’!” ~ unknown.

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A second entry to GC and myย 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.ย Unfortunately, their welcome presence was to be short-lived.

Cattle just arrived

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!

angry farmerAs 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! goat sheep 2The 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) 2019 Word Prompt Definition from Weekly Prompts,ย Scapegoat from Fandango and Regenerate from the Ragtag Community.

Clipart courtesy of Google, photos are my own.

16 thoughts on “The Lonely Furrow

  1. Murphy's Law

    Awwww, they look so sweet and gentle! Guess your neighbor didn’t want his vegetable patch trimmed. Ooooops!! But breaking the water inlet pipe on the water trough…..what were they thinking! Sue, let’s face it, two-legged or four-legged, there’s an everlasting kid in all of us! ๐Ÿค— Love the photo you took.
    ๐ŸพGinger ๐Ÿพ

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    1. These were youngsters and behave like silly teenagers. The older cows are much calmer. I’m hoping he will bring a few cows with calves or anything that occupies my camera! Thank you Ginger ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Poor man! He’s never been keen on young cattle being up here. Trouble is once they find a way through they remember and try to get back, so I’d be surprised if Richard brought the same ones back. I hope he brings something soon though. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. gc

    Bravo. A well written article Susan. By now Susan you can probably appreciate the unexpected problems that Noah might have had on the ark. Can you imagine the chaos that would have occurred if the skunks, porcupines and rhinos began to experience cabin fever and rank amok? Thank you for sharing. xx

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    1. Oh, yes, I can appreciate it. Did I tell you he’s brought up sheep instead?
      Thank you for your comments love, always appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚ xx


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    1. Now that they’re back they spend a lot of the time hanging over the garden wall. Makes you feel very guilty at BBQ time. ๐Ÿ™‚


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