“Cheryl, WAKE UP!!!! The Cows are out!!!”
“The cows, they are in the orchard. Get up, we need to get them out!!! Quick, put on your shoes and meet me out there”
“Cows?? Oh, the cows. Right now??”
“Get up Cheryl, right now!!!”
This is what I woke up to this morning. The cows had somehow unlatched two fences and were grazing in Grandpa’s orchard. A big no-no. Grandpa gets pretty mad at those cows when this happens. And the child who assisted with not correctly latching the gate. But this time, there was no child involved. Eric had been the last one out of that field and knew that the gate had correctly been latched.
So how does one go about getting cows from one field to the other? Well, now that I am an expert at the subject let me fill you in. First husband closes gates to funnel them in one direction. Then, wife is given a very long board and told to stand guard of the gate and not let them thru when they come charging at her. Wife does this while rubbing sleep out of her eyes. Still in her pj’s. Husband also gets long board and begins rounding up cows in the orchard, herding them toward the gate. All the while making funny sounds wife has never heard him make before. All of a sudden, wife sees 8 cows charging at her (or the gate that she is guarding). Big board in hand ready to do whatever it is you do with a big board and 8 cows charging, wife stands guard. One cow decided he really doesn’t want to leave orchard and turns around to dart past husband back to apple trees. But husband, ever so fast, uses long board to shoo him back with other cows. Who are now walking through fence back to their pasture. Husband locks gate. Time to get dressed and start my day.