Cows on the loose!

On a recent Sunday afternoon, we got a call while shopping for groceries -- "the cows are out!" We rushed home to find 13 heifers on the loose in the pasture. They'd broken through a gate.

So, I spent several hours I should have been preparing to host Sunday dinner chasing 13 crazy cows around a meadow.

I can't say I didn't enjoy myself! The sun was shining and the fields were flush with purple asters and the hundreds of Monarch butterflies who were feasting on their nectar. The cows weren't easy to herd -- heifers are teenaged cows, and demonstrate all the rambunctious characteristics you'd expect at that life stage. What a workout it was chasing those girls! But it was a great chance to break in my new muck boots and spend some quality time with my farmer fiancee. When it comes to bonding, nothing says lovin' like herding animals together.

Here's a quick video of the culprits, back in the pen after their meadow romp.

With less than an hour before guests arrived for dinner, I was able to shower, straighten up, throw together a cake from scratch, and bake a pot pie. My guests were none the wiser.

I'm getting a hang of this farm girl life, wouldn't you say?

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