Cow a bunga hay

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 1:08 PM by CALF (Sharon) Life at Calf

There truly is never a dull moment in sanctuary life for so many reasons….

Today started with freezing fog, not very pleasant at all. I was looking out the window just getting ready to see to the animals, i was thinking if i rush it this morning i can spend a good few hours on my bookwork that is now very late.

I should of known better than to try and plan my day lol

Warren was supposed to be nipping off to work, but he was not feeling to good and the freezing fog was very hard to drive in, so he came back home and said he would take a knap and hope he felt better to nip out later (omg how thankful am i that he did come back unexpected)

My sheep looked strange they were all stood up looking up the field and i knew there was a problem….I thought maybe a shooter in the woods. So i went outside to check.


The fog was very dense so i stood a while and listened, i couldn’t hear anything but i just knew we had a problem ( gut instinct)
THEN all of a sudden i could see a shape in the fog…..
“OMG its a COW shape coming down the drive” a million things rushed through my head then i realised it was Freckles closely followed by twilight….
“WAZZA !!!!!!!!!!! we have a problem” my heart pounding as there is a main road at the top of the drive, with NO BLOODY gate as the estates won’t let us put one on
I quickly rushed to open the bottom paddock door then realised all the sheep were there and would come out….
Wazza grabbed a bag of feed to try and entice the cows, but they were now off up the drive…

I felt sick with worry i wanted to sit and cry as my worst fear ever was infront of me yet topped off with dense fog, if they got to the road a car would not even see them…

I shouted the sheep and amazingly they all came running into the garden as if they knew they had to get out of the field so that i could open the bottom gate…

Wazza rushed to get the defender going to drive to the top and try and block them…
I went hurtling up the drive in my slippers….

Where was baby LuVu …how had the got out….How are we going to get them back in…..

Then Luvu came running over the field thankfully she was still in….

“come on girls” i said rattling the feed bag…..They both followed me and then we saw the broken fence….After a bit of enticing they followed me back in….

Cows are such HUGE animals, when something goes wrong it really is no easy task to put it right…

I so need to get the much needed move, the next place i go will be more fitting for such big animals and the boundaries WILL be secure….

It was a fence weak spot and the girls must of got trapped in the corner with the stable door blown shut, so it eventually gave way…..

My seriously late accounts took another backseat as we have spent the rest of the day trying to repair the fence and make sure it never happens again

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So thankful that wazza never went to work, the thought of what could of happened ……

Thankfully the angels were watching over us again today

Vegan marg would not melt in their mouths…..With a look of total innocence IF ONLY they knew the stress they caused me today…

Wading through sloppy manure poop in my best slippers with a hot water bottle tucked down my trousers running around frantically

It really would make a good TV soap lol


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