Thursday, August 18, 2005

it's so quiet! (and the bull is back)

The bull is back for his annual duty, for the third year.  Cliff went to his brother's yesterday to pick him up.  He said the old boy jumped right into the trailer.  He probably realizes he gets a whole new harem at the end of every ride.  The above picture leaves something to be desired, I know.  But I had the choice of getting in the shade closer to him (closer is not good, in my book) or driving him out into the sunlight, if I wanted a decent picture (I'm not driving him anywhere).  I just don't mess around with bulls!  So you have his silhouette.  I'm sure I'll get the opportunity to snap a better picture of him during the coming month that he'll spend here.

I've gotten used to my daughter's girls being here, and they started school today.  My goodness, it's quiet!  They'll get off the bus here this afternoon and, I'm sure, break the silence.

Mandy and I spent last night in the cabin, and had a wonderful, earth-shaking, window-rattling thunderstorm.  It was quite an experience, lying there feeling almost outside, and yet sheltered from the light-show outside my windows.  Mandy did not enjoy it as much as I did.  She hates thunder.  I didn't see any signs of more mice, so perhaps that solitary dog-food-fattened mouse I blogged about before was the only one back there.  The mouse poison I tossed around in the corners hadn't been touched (don't worry, I won't let Mandy get into it).

If the weather-guessers know anything about it, we're going to have two days of heat and humidity, then back to nice comfortable temperatures.  I do hope that's right.  I was really enjoying temperatures in the seventies!

6 comments:

madcobug said...

I don't blame you. That's closer than I would get LOL. I don't mind admitting that I am afraid of those things. I bet it is quite with the girls gone. It's good that you have not had any more mice. Cooler weather sounds good. It's supposed to get 95º here Fri. & Sat. Helen

nanlynska said...

Mo, about your entry today? All I have to say is....THAT'S A LOT OF BULL.  Don't blame you in the least for keeping your distance. Enjoy the quiet....when the bus gets there later on in the day those girls will again break the silence with their little girl voices. You are blessed to have them so close. We miss our 5 little noise makers so much. Looking forward to more BULL from you in coming months.  Nance

ora4uk said...

The bull pics were just fine....and you have the right attitude about messing with "da bull"......LOL....sure enjoy your journal.... it's like reading a chapter in a good book....cannot wait to see what will happen in the next chapter....thanks....

sanforized6 said...

Don't take no "bull" from anyone!! the pics fine. Happy  Happy!! rich

toonguykc said...

I was all of six years old when Pa finally explained why we had to import a bull to the pasture.  I still didn't quite understand.  LOL.  I think I almost understand the process now  :)

Russ

ryanagi said...

Ah HA! So that's how your cows get in a family way. I was wondering... LOL