Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Never A Dull Moment




When I made the title, "Never A Dull Moment", I can actually mean that in 2 ways. One way is the brilliant sun shining on the 3" of snow we got last night. It made everything look fresh and new again and is very powdery. If you click on the pictures above and look at the larger version, you can see the snow sparkling like it is covered in diamonds. It is not dull at all, but very bright and sparkly.

The other way I can use the title is an incident that happened late this afternoon. I am fighting getting some sort of chest cold or something. I have been doing really good about taking my vitamins and herbs and keeping warm, etc. I walked back into the office, minding my own business. I happened to catch something out of the corner of my eye... something VERY LARGE that went by my window out back. I stopped, looked up and what to my wondering eyes should appear? Buttercup, my jersey cow checking out the garden area out back. Our fence is not working really well and she has gotten out 2 times here in the last week. Both of those times though, Michael was home. The other bad thing about it, is that she got her halter off the other day and we have not put it back on yet. I could go out and walk right up to her, but she knows that I have no power to lead her. Just then, (A God thing), my friend pulled up with some of her children. They had come to borrow my tortilla maker. The oldest daughter, the wonderful and daring Rachel, jumped out of the van and started for Buttercup. She herded her toward the barn. I told her not to worry, as I had made a quick call to my husband and he said to just leave her and watch her. He would be home in an hour to put her back. She, being the wonderful young lady that she is, kept at her task. Her younger brother jumped out to keep Molasses in while she tried to herd Buttercup over the fence. No luck. Then her other sister jumps out and joins in the chase. My friend pulls her van to block the driveway and jumps out as well. One of them, I won't embarass them by saying who, took a dive onto their stomach trying to get that ornery cow. Praise the Lord, they got her in and I reminded them of the crowns in heaven they just earned. I feel blessed, but often too helpless. Thank you, Rachel, Obadiah, Anna and Jean!!!!

7 comments:

Tina Leigh said...

Too funny! That Buttercup is a slick ole gal aint she!! It is always sooo pretty there. We had a nice day here yesterday...cool/warm sorta with a breeze. My clothes dried so fast on the line. I am seeing some of the daffodils peeping up from the ground.

Tina Leigh said...

Oh Marci..my camera is a Kodak from wal-mart. It has a 10x zoom but you have to be so still. They make much better ones now. Thanks for the sweet comments.

lynne said...

Marci, your photos are great - I can really see the sparkling snow. Good story too - made me smile - so glad you have such wonderful friends to help you out!

Kelli said...

Beautiful snow pictures, Marci! Very sparkly!

I'm so glad you were able to catch Buttercup. Your story reminded of the scene in Anne of Green Gables and Anne and Diana tried to catch Rachel Lynne's cow! LOL

Kelli

Marci said...

Tina, she IS a slick ole gal. We know that she is at least 11 years old. She can still out run and out maneuver us humans.

Lynne, I don't know what I would do without my friends at times like this.

Kelli, you are so right about the Anne of Green Gables Scene. Just substitute the muddy cabbage field for a snow covered frozen tundra. =)

Jthemilker said...

Your story was too cute. I love jersey's.

Tina Leigh said...

11 years old!! Good night...that is too funny!