posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 05:14 PM
Went out this morning to load up the last three heifers to deliver. Had everything all ready to go, just needed to put the heifers in the corral and
load 'em up. Piece of cake, right? Well, crap...not even close!!
Wife went out to bring them in and they spooked and bolted. She comes to get me for some help. We try to get them in but they spook bolt again, but
this time they bolt through one of our boundary fences and out into an adjoinng section. I'm thinking...okay, we'll just bring them back with the
ATV. HA! Nope.
Turns out they exited this section and got out into an adjacent 13 section parcel of open-space full of valleys, ravines, trees and a river. Took me
about an hour to even find them, freezing my ass of on the ATV (it was about 9F and windy), and once I found the three idiots I couldn't even get
close to where they were.
So then I had to ride about another 7-8 miles to go around a different way, no way was I chancing crossing the ice. Plus I was already about 7 miles
from the house and I didn't really feel like getting dunked in ice water or trying to unstick a four wheeler. There was probably some way through
because they got through somehow, but I'll be danged if I could see it.
Finally managed to get the three dumbasses up against a fence and into a neighbor's pasture. Then I went over and talked to him, told him I needed to
get them through his pasture into ours. Eventually managed to get all three of them back into our high pasture.
I was going to have them delivered by 8 this morning. Well...that ain't happenin'!
They're so spooked now I can't get within a mile of 'em.
Women!! Go figure!
edit...still can't figure out how they got into the open space. I didn't ride all the fence, but it's all new so I can't imagine they got through
it. Only way I could see was they must have jumped a cattle guard to get in there. Good thing it was an old cattle ranch.