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Saturday, February 11, 2012

What NOT to wear on a cattle drive.

Notice the "correct" footwear behind them.

Okay, "cattle drive" may be a little over the top for what I did yesterday.  I met Marianne's new Scottish Highland cows (mother and heifer calf).  The calf had managed to get through the electric fence and was outside, while Mama remained inside, so we decided to try and move the calf down the hill and through the gate to join her mother.  Since I had not intended to do herding, I was sporting my favorite Dansko clogs.  It was a little wobbly down that hill, I'll tell you - not to mention trying to keep them on my feet in the deep muck at the bottom.  But, we managed to scoot her in and all is well.  The next time I visit, I will be bringing boots and camera.

13 comments:

  1. I love my dansko clogs! Feel so elevated and Comfortable!

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  2. Ha ha! That's funny! Glad you are able to see the humor in your adventure. :)
    ~~Lori

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  3. Gon'na need a little more than a spit shine to get them babies back to looking normal :)

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  4. Ha ! I once had a day old calf pop out of the fence and had to get the bugger back in. But it would not walk for me. So I had to pick it up to carry it and wouldnt you know that was when he jump down and on my foot. But being the smart person I am, I chose to do this chore in flip flops. So needless to say I had a foot I could not walk on for 2 weeks. So as dirty as them clogs got, at least all your toes made it back safely :)

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  5. At least you weren't slogging through two feet of snow as you would have been last year at this time. 'Course, then you probably wouldn't have had on your clogs.

    I love the title of this post. It actually made sense once I read what happened. All you lacked was another 98 head of cattle. ;o}

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  6. That was an unexpected adventure. It was too funny though.

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  7. Notice how I left BEFORE the rodeo? Danskos, too...

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  8. Hah! Great stuff...

    More than once I've looked over at the pasture, decided it was high time to do something about SOMEthing out there, and tromped right in wearing tennies or sandals...good sturdy sandals, but sandals nonetheless. I usually manage to avoid any trouble with our three highland cattle or anything they've used to decorate the pasture, but...well...not always.

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  9. Did I tell you that you could borrow my shoes??

    LOL - I hope that you can polish back to normal and am very glad you didn't break an ankle on your adventure! I love my clogs, but they can be a big wobbly...

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  10. Ha ha ha! Thanks funny. Thanks for sharing that.

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  11. Too funny. I have been known to move cows in flip flops and I once had to chase a waayyy too smart yearling heifer from the road with bare feet.

    Your shoes need a bit of a cleanup there. Highlanders are my favorite. I look forward to seeing the pictures.

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  12. oh no, not the Danskos! I'm with Rea, I would be most likely seen in flip flops and soon bare feet since my flip flops probably would have been sucked into the muck LOL!

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