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November 9, 2012

Never A Dull Moment!

So I've said before how much I love my kids and truly how hard working they are (don't tell them I said that they will get a big head) and Friday nights are no different this time of year!

We are getting the calves ready for Hoosier Beef Congress so as soon as everyone got home from school it was boots on and out to the barn - pretty normal afternoon/evening - well except for the lack of bickering - come to think of it - but anyway I won't look a gift horse in the mouth!  So six calves haltered and tied up and 2 calves washed and dried later we are walking calves around the lot while the middle is still washing (fighting the good fight against the dingleberry's) when Cole and I head in with his steer- tie him (the steer not Cole) up and head in the house to start supper!  As usual the very first thing Cole does when he walks in the door is take his britches off (I have no idea why but anytime he comes in they are usually off within 10 minutes) I am in the kitchen he is sitting there talking to me and when I look out the window I see a calf dart across the yard, accross the road and into the field - I holler calf out all hands on deck and run out the door -

I see Casey in the field with the calf - Emi Lou in the middle of the road stopping traffic and I hear Cole come out the door and yell "where do you want me Mom" - without looking up I say get down there and stop traffic that way if there is any - as the calf makes a u-turn and starts to come back across the road I quickly look both ways to make sure there is no traffic and that the other two are doing there job - Lou is fine and a quick look to my right and standing smack dab in the middle of the road is my boy - Tshirt, whitie tighties and cowboy boots - and the calf runs past me -

"Ummmm Dude where are your britches????"

"MOM there is a calf out I know what to do and it is to get the job done and get the calf in not mess around"

"Dude putting britches on is NOT messing around!"

He makes my heart smile!


  1. Good call, cow boy Cole. The livestock is more important.

    Hey, Mom, maybe he is saving you some work by leaving his cowboy bluejeans at the door. We always had to do that, leave the dirty clothes right there.

    He makes my heart smile, too.

  2. Oh he is one of a kind. An awesome kid. B

  3. This made me laugh so hard. Love it!

  4. Well, I must have driven by after all the excitement...just my luck. I remember rounding up cattle many a time.

    1. Did any of us ever help in our underwear Mom???????

  5. Love it! Gave me a good laugh! Thanks for sharing!


  6. Too funny!! Glad I'm not the only one who has to remind the Boy Child to put on pants when leaving the house. We've actually had to limit underwear time to just his room. I just don't wanna see that!!

  7. Never a dull moment on the farm. Good luck at Hoosier Beef Congress. I would really like to make it to that show sometime. Mr. Don Cooper will be there with our Sure Champ booth though. Good luck.