Monday, August 19, 2013

Excitement is in the air!

One more wake up and we're off!
Caden has informed me that there is now way he'll ever sleep tonight.
aaah the excitement of a ten year old

It's been a busy day, as it was finally cow hauling day.
Better late than never right?
And only a month past the original haul date, so not bad.

That ol Marble must have known something was up.
She's always been an onery cuss - showing a short charge to the fence every once in a while when I bring out the feed, but today oh my she almost got my ass. 

The Hubby and I were moving them to the barn - arms flapping, hooting and hollering - you know the drill, when she put her head down and came at me full bore. 
I stood my ground for a moment flipping my stick with the string on it at her and realized she was freaking serious about trampling me!

My options were to try vaulting a four string barbed wire or a two string barbwire with an additional hot wire.
I chose the two string with the hot.
Figured I had more chance not getting the hell ripped out of me in that direction.
Just as I got to the fence I saw a low hanging branch and grabbed it to help vault over that fence. 
Yep that flung me right into the tree branches which pushed me back into the fence.
It was incredibly shocking let me tell you.
I look up to see Marble skidding past where I went over. 
That bitch turned back and started trying to come through the fence at me.
Course all this happened in a split second.
The Hubby ran up and whacked the shit out of her to get her to move away from the fence, which thankfully she did. 
I climbed out and we got them in the barn all ready for the hauler guy to come get them.

It was one of those moments when all you could do was move as fast as your ever loving ass could move.
Got a few good scratches from the branches and maybe a bruise, but I'll survive. 
Sure scared the shit out of me.

Then when loading them into the haulers trailer, Lily fell and didn't get up. 
Thought maybe she'd broken her leg at first, but the hauler said he'd move the trailer and she'd get up.
Sure enough she got up and was fine.


Glad they are gone.
Two more to go.
One to the butcher next week and the other to run with the neighbors bull till December. 

The ride yesterday with Chyann's friend went better than I expected. 

They giggled and laughed.

Chyann only showed off a little when she demonstrated  riding at a gallop with her arms outstretched.

I don't know if I'll blog or not while we are gone. 
Just have to see how it goes. 

Take it easy :)


tainterturtles said...

Geez Kellie, that was a scary moment with Marble. You handled that really well. I think I would have been freaking out know, acting like a typical girl! Glad you're ok.

Ami said...

Have fun! And don't blog unless you get bored. :)

Aunt Krissy said...

Good thing that you have been working out and was able to haul ass! Have a good and safe trip

Nicole said...

Hope y'all have a safe and fun trip!

Nikker said...

Have a safe and FUN vaca!!