I’m short on words today. Well, actually, more like out of breath and can’t talk, but same difference.
This morning, Boss Man called and needed help getting a cow in. She wasn’t supposed to calve yet, so she was out with the rest of the herd. We bring them in as their due dates arrive, so that we can carefully watch those that are close, and still give lots of exercise and space to those that are further out. This cow ended up giving birth to a dead calf. What was the problem? We’ll never really know, but since our herd has a high percentage of twin calves born, Boss Man thought that she may have a second calf, so we needed to bring her in.
Problem was, she didn’t want to come in.
In fact, she rather preferred being out where she was.
And so she kept returning.
And after chasing her through knee-deep snow for 45 minutes, her and four of her best bussie buddies decided to come into the yard…as if it were their own idea.
Needless to say, it was a really great, intense cardio workout. And I would have appreciated it more, had I not just finished 20 minutes on the elliptical. Seriously. The scale better show some excellent progress tomorrow.
That being said, I have to give props to my boot purchase from last summer. I picked up a pair of Bogs on clearance at a nearby Scheels store. (Nearby being 2 1/2 hours from here. Distance is relative, I guess.)
I always wore Muck boots, but they would make the backs of my ankles sore after walking in the snow for any length of time. These fit like a glove, keep my feet warm and dry, and I don’t have to worry about Boss Man slipping them on accidentally! (Or any of the boys, either!)
Nap time, here I come…
No one gave me these boots, I paid for them with my own money…or it may have been a gift card…or something. Point is, neither company know that I exist, and all the thoughts above are my own – as scattered as they may be.
I have had the same problem with my Muck boots and have looked at the Bogs but didn’t think they would be as warm. I’m getting really sick of the muck boots eating up all my socks so maybe it’s time to try the Bogs instead.
I was leery about warmth as well, but they did hold out pretty well during our cold snap (-30 temps). I couldn’t handle the sores from my Mucks any more, and the Bogs are just as high, and the neoprene is pretty sweet. The colors are an added bonus! Hope you find something that works for you…and I hear you completely about the socks.
Bogs are my savior! I quickly realized after moving to the country and tennis shoes will NOT cut it!! Glad you got a double workout in today! 😉
Nice to hear about your workout and boots, but what about thr rest of the story, was there a second calf or what happened with the cow?
No second calf. The cow is really looking for a calf to raise, so we’ll probably milk her until we have a set of twins born, and then let her adopt one of the calves. Hopefully that won’t be more than a few days!
Oh, and sorry for not finishing that part of the story!