Foggy Gathering

FoggyGathering1Saturday morning started out with a thick, thick fog, but Marlboro Man had to gather some cattle. So he waited until at least some of the fog had lifted, and we went out to sook the cattle in the feed truck while Bryce and Todd rode out to gather them.

FoggyGathering2Some of the cattle were already in the general area.

FoggyGathering3Did you ever see the movie “Gorillas in the Mist?” This is just like that. Only cattle.

FoggyGathering4Wouldn’t it be hilarious and unexpected, though, if a 500-pound gorilla suddenly came barreling out of the fog?

That would sure wake Marlboro Man up.

Someone should make a horror movie about that!

FoggyGathering5Marlboro Man was able to find half the cattle right away, so he laid a little food on the ground to keep them interested…

FoggyGathering6Then he drove slowly out in the pasture as they followed along.

FoggyGathering7Half the cattle in this pasture were missing, but because of the fog, it was hard for Marlboro Man to know which direction to head. ‘Twas a guessing game!

FoggyGathering8Then finally…there they were! (You have to squint to see them.)

FoggyGathering9Finally, guys! What took you so long?

FoggyGathering10At this point, Marlboro Man laid down a line of feed and while they were eating it, he drove down the line and counted the cows to make sure they were all there.

FoggyGathering11He came up two short, but then immediately saw them in the distance. So he sent Bryce to bring them down.

FoggyGathering12Thar he goes!

FoggyGathering13Meanwhile, Todd, who is supposed to be holding the cattle on the other side…

DSC_0884Has decided to take a little snooze.

I swear, this kid can sleep anytime, anywhere, on any surface.

FoggyGathering14Finally, Bryce arrived with the two strays.

FoggyGathering16And good news! Todd decided to wake up and join the party.

FoggyGathering17Then Marlboro Man led the cattle to the pens near our house while the boys followed behind on their horses.

And I sat on the back of the feed truck and practiced my ballet stretches while wearing yoga pants and Chacos. A cowgirl through and through!



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