Round Up Yer Cows, Boys!

We were blessed to spend a day on a farm with some friends. It was a restful time, although it did include an exciting “round up” of the cows. The three calves needed vaccinations, so our boys helped their boys herd the cows. Everyone had a good time, that is except for the calves.

The cows are coming soon.
The cows are coming soon.
Here they come!
Here they come!
The cows ran the other direction, so the guys were talking amongst themselves about a new plan. I was on the opposite side of the fence taking pictures, thus the fencepost.
The cows ran the other direction, so the guys were talking amongst themselves about a new plan.
Mary and Anna -- we watched the action from outside the fence!
Mary and Anna -- we watched the action from outside the fence!
Making progress!!
Making progress!!
Here they come! Finally!
Here they come! Finally!
A not so happy cow.
A not so happy cow.
Run! Although the cows had gone most of the way up through the shute, they were turning, and the look given, prompted one of the families son to tell our boys to run!
"Run!" Although the cows had gone most of the way up through the chute, they were turning, and when one of the family's sons saw the look on the cows faces, he was prompted to urge the boys to run! Sure enough, the cows soon were trying to make another exit.
Yep, here they come.
Yep, here they come.
Getting the cows back up the shute.
Getting the cows back up the chute.
This cute little dog was getting in the way of the cow herding, so Mary held her.
This cute little dog was getting in the way of the cow herding, so Mary held her.
Success! Joseph held this calf while the shot was given.
Success! Joseph held this calf while the shot was given.
John and two of their boys.
John and two of their boys.
Three of the family's children.
Three of the family's children.
Playing music together.
Playing music together.
This little guy was diligently following along in his Bible.
This little guy was diligently following along in his Bible during our family Bible time.
What is Anna doing? Dumping a cupful of water out the windows (see below).
What is Anna doing? Dumping a cupful of water out the windows (see below).

We’re very grateful for our new windows, and the amount of air they let in. However, we’ve also found that when the windows were installed, they didn’t seal them well. So, we’re having significant amounts of water inside the bus due to the heavy rain. Some of the children put cups or soda cans underneath the leaks, and then they empty them out as they fill up.

One of the "water catchers."
One of the "water catchers."

We’re on to Charlottesville, Virginia for a weekend conference. Thank you for your continued prayers!

Serving Jesus,
Sarah for the rest

3 thoughts on “Round Up Yer Cows, Boys!”

  1. We sure live in a small world don’t we?! We just found out that we know the family you stayed with! Life on a farm can be very exciting having been raised on one myself, and when we were young my brother, sister and I had the job to bring in the cows- so we know what it is all about! Many times someone would get their boot stuck in the mud or the cows wouldn’t go where they were suppose to go or they would walk right through the fence leaving you with the work of fixing it and also chasing after them! Although it did help some, that our cows were dairy cows and therfore not quite as wild.
    Hope you all enjoyed the experienc and your time there! We can’t wait to see you all!
    In Christ Alone,
    Samantha T.

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