After seeing that beaver down by the creek yesterday I just had to go there this morning again. This time I was prepared but naturally the beaver sat on the wrong side of the creek this time, on my side hidden by some big ferns🙂 So I only got one photo much like the one I got yesterday. today it swam a bit faster though so perhaps it just wanted us to follow it yesterday because it had its young ones close to where we first met it?
As fun as it was to see the beaver again it wasn’t as fun to pass the two cow pastures. Naturally all cows and two bulls were very interested in us and followed us to the gates. Well it’s wrong to call them gates, it’s four elastic ropes with electricity in them. I leashed Nova with Orvar and Sune with Hector and went to open up so we could pass. Half of the cows then panicked and ran like crazy from one pasture to the other and the other half hesitated some distance away. I waited for a moment but when they didn’t come closer I closed the two pastures so we could pass.
Suddenly all cows were interested in us and rushed to the gates🙂 Have You ever tried to lead four leashed panicking dogs between two pastures with curious cows? It’s not easy and not especially fun🙂 When we had passed I then had to go back to open up the passage between the two pastures so the cows could come and go as they pleases. No matter how I did I realised that I had to go back to the other side leaving my dogs where they were because I knew that as soon as they cold pass the cows most likely would run like crazy to the other pasture to their friends.
It was bitterly cold this morning and it was easy to see our breaths in the sunlight.
After the forest we had to walk through waist-high wet grass.
I knew that Orvar and Nova would stay where they were but Sune would most likely try to follow me again. How it would end would be entirely up to Hector, would he be able to stop Sune that long so the cows could pass and I later on would be able to pass on the road to my dogs? yes it turns out that Hector’s fear towards cows is bigger than anything🙂 so Sune could do nothing but to sit down and wait for me to come to them🙂 Besides this the day has been quite uneventful. I watched the last of the Jurassic Park movies and it was actually quite good. Of course they shouted all the time when they shouldn’t, stole eggs from dinosaurs when they shouldn’t and almost everything else wrong too🙂 but still, much better actors this time.
and then came the cows.
It didn’t take more than a few seconds until the cows came running and I only could hope Sune and Hector would stop at a safe distance. Sune would be able to walk underneath the ropes but Hector fears them, he has walked in to them before.
There they were when I finally could go over to them🙂
My stomach seems to be following its usual pattern so today I managed to eat some rusks without too much trouble. I still have no energy to do anything really but if I can eat something more dinner like tomorrow I’ll be able to work on Tuesday. So now I’ll make a pot of tea and I’ll try a small sandwich I think🙂
Orvar and Nova had sat down at a much safer distance.
It’s amazing how much noise small mice can make, I would never have found the entrance to their home if they would have been quiet.
Have a great day!
Here comes a few garden photos.