Sunday, May 27, 2012

Not a Creature Was Stirring

It was hot today. Very hot. The kid gave up jumping on the calf.


The adult ewes plastered themselves against the floor fans.


The lambs lined up on a shelf to catch the breeze of the wall fans better.


The colt thought the fans made him look fast.


The heifer calf thought the same until I explained otherwise.


“What do you mean Shorthorns aren’t exactly known for their speed?”


Even Booger only gave a half-hearted attempt to overthrow Stripe’s prime position in front of the fan.


“It’s just too hot,” he said.


It wasn’t until Dot decided she wanted some ice chips that anything at all happened in the barn today. She had heard that humans get ice chips when they go into labor so decided to give it a try.


With all the other animals passed out, she figured it was a good time to be the star of the show. She placed herself front and center, where she couldn’t possibly be missed, and proceeded to groan.


“Hey, I wanted ice chips, I don’t need a stupid cattle panel,” she said.


“Whoa, wait just a minute, what are you doing? Oh for crying out loud.”


“There, I did it. Happy? Now can I have some ice chips?”


“Well, it’s not ice chips, but I did manage to get the humans to bring me something. Maybe there really is something to this.”


The lazy goat boys were so impressed they laid around with their own fat bellies and groaned a little.


Nobody brought them anything.


Donna OShaughnessy said...

Miserable in Illinois too and our animals (mostly pigs) looked just like yours!

Great photos

Nancy K. said...

And it's only MAY!

How is the heat with you wearing your costume?

Tombstone Livestock said...

Love the lambs on the shelf. It has been so cold in CA last couple of days I thought I would have to see if the heater still works, put on a jacket instead. Crazy weather, has already been in the mid-high 90's then cooled off.

Elaine said...

Love the pictures!! The animals are so smart to stand in front of the fan--just like us!!