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Joanie    Posted 03-27-2001 at 12:23:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Just a reiminder of what can go wong when you are to proud of yourself - everything!

Had a great day Friday, everything went our way. Got super deals everywhere we went, got some great suprises, a super day. In the evening my husband and I were complementing ourselves on a day well done. This is the was it is supposed to go I remember saying. We paid for it in spades.

Started at 3:00am. I awake to hear a buzzing. Run into the laundry room to find the hoses for the water softener have come out of the drain pipe and the softener is recharging. 3" of water on the floor and my drier is shorting out - the buzzing. I now need a new drier. We clean everything up and go back to bed (never noticing we left the door to the garage open) At 5:30am my husband gets up to stoke the fire, looks outside, and there is a cow looking back at him. We jump up again, round up the cows, find where they got out, fix the fence. I went to feed them since I was up, and here comes our house Great Pyrenees across the field. He got out hours before and who knows what he did. I waited for a phone call that he scared someone really bad. He is gentle, but is big with a really big bark.

We then went to an Amish auction, where things went pretty well. Maybe our luck was changing.
At 10:30 that night, Our house dog starts barking, I look out, and three turkeys run across the yard, followed by a sow chasing them. Again I jump up, go chasing animals around, when the sow got out, of course all of her 11 babies did also. It was like a greased pig contest in the barn. We never did figure how the turkeys got out.
Then we went to bed exhausted.

Never again will I brag that I had a good day!


Ray M41    Posted 03-28-2001 at 11:39:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
It gets just as bad with the family vehicles.


rhudson    Posted 03-27-2001 at 20:06:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
on tv the farmer is always rocking in a chair on the front pourch half asleep.
people who have never cared for a herd of cows cannot imagine the stress they will put you through at the oddest times and in the worst weather.


RD    Posted 03-27-2001 at 15:49:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I myself am a firm believer in Murphy's Law.
If you're feeling good, don't worry, you'll get over it. Or
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
And remember. Murphy was an optimist.
RD


IHank    Posted 03-27-2001 at 13:57:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Joanie- Sounds like you forgot the old wisdom of "knock wood", so the devel didn't hear you bragging.

Just say a silent prayer and put on a big grin, no matter how bad things are, and it'll give you the strength to get thru whatever mess you're in the middle of!

A nice thing about living out in the middle of nowhere is that if the critters wander off, they eventually figger out that they had a good thing going, with food, water, and shelter, back at the ranch.

Big grin to 'ya, IHank


Dan G/Soganofla    Posted 03-27-2001 at 13:33:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sounds like some of my days. ;-)>>>
There is nothing quite so frustrating as a "dumb" animal that has power over you. I'm not quite sure what has kept me from taking the ol' .44 to some of my beasties.


Joanie    Posted 03-30-2001 at 05:30:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I almost did that once. We were trying to load a hog onto a trailer and were having a hard time. The hog got away and took off through some cat-tails. I chased it for an hour (I was new at this hog stuff) I went in and called the butcher and asked if I could bring the hog to them already dead. I am not a hunter but I was willing to shoot this animal. After being told that I would have to field dress the carcass, I decided to keep trying to load him live. It worked soon enough.
Joanie


Tirebiter    Posted 03-27-2001 at 18:47:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yup -The thought comes to mind now and then with the engine block in the old motorhome. Put it out of it's misery :)


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