Uprooted Magnolia

Cowcicles

Posted in Home, Photography, The Ranch, Winter by leahyetter on February 3, 2011

“When it’s fifty below, the mercury bottoms out and jiggles there as if laughing at those of us still above ground.”- Gretel Ehrlich, The Solace of Open Spaces.

I stepped out to take a walk with Shadow and see whats happening around this icy wonderland. The cattle have gathered around the house.

They are covered in snow and ice staring at me like I’ve got the solution..or hay or cake… a blanket maybe?

But I continue on, hoping to get a little exercise and a few scenic images. I hear a lot of crunching snow behind me and I turn around and see about 100 cows following us.

They really do think I’ve got an answer for them but I got nothin. I’ve only been out 10 minutes and I’m shivering, getting covered in snow and ice myself. But I’m not wrapped in leather like they are.

Shadow and I only made it to the first cattle guard before we had to turn around.

And there they are, followed me all the way to the cattle guard. They’ve got once heck of a coat on and are very healthy. “You’ll be alright” I assure them.

But this girl seems really mad. Look at the evil eye I’m getting. And I don’t know if it’s because she’s covered in ice and snow or if it’s because her bangs are frozen in the early nineties claw.


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  1. Nancy said, on February 3, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Ole Girl is giving you the looky loo. Good thing looks can’t kill.

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  2. scriptorobscura said, on February 3, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I love these photos 🙂

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  3. WhatLolitaEats said, on February 3, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Stalked by cows, eh? That’s a new one!

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    • leahyetter said, on February 7, 2011 at 10:19 am

      Yep, we’re usually yelling and begging to get them to go where we want them. I could have put them anywhere I wanted that day. Silly girls!

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  4. MN in my Rearview Mirror said, on February 3, 2011 at 10:43 am

    “But this girl seems really mad. Look at the evil eye I’m getting. And I don’t know if it’s because she’s covered in ice and snow or if it’s because her bangs are frozen in the early nineties claw.”

    That is the funniest thing I have read all day!

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  5. Nina Christine said, on February 3, 2011 at 10:44 am

    The attack of the cows=) hehe. Nice pictures!

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  6. wherewander said, on February 4, 2011 at 5:43 am

    watch that cow!!!
    beautiful pictures!!!

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  7. Wiley Knott said, on February 4, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    They are not to bright, but they sure taste good. HA!

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  8. Winter Grayscale « Uprooted Magnolia said, on February 8, 2011 at 6:47 am

    […] it doesn’t look as though we’ll have the below zero temps like last week. Hopefully the cowcicle episode will not occur again…this winter at […]

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  9. melissakoski said, on February 8, 2011 at 9:06 am

    How funny they all followed you. I am still laughing out loud (for real) about “the early nineties claw”. I’d be upset too…..

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  10. eponato said, on March 9, 2011 at 5:11 am

    What a beautiful photos! Rosi, Italy

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