Saturday, April 9, 2011

Beef Cattle in Bluebonnets

Well, the neighbor's cattle got out into our front field last week and had a "hay" day munching and running through the bluebonnets there.  These photos were shot into the sun and cropped up, so forgive the quality, but you get the general giddy idea.


I like the crow flying with the running calves.

A couple of cattle egrets joined in the fun too.


Even the big cows and bull kicked up their heels.
The neighbors did manage to get them back across to their own pasture, but only after they had plenty of Run*A*Round time...

55 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Like tiptoeing through the tulips only different, huh! More like galloping through the bluebonnets. :\

Julie Harward said...

I love it when I see animals enjoying the weather too, they love Spring as much as we do! Great pictures :D

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I wonder if the flowers taste as good as they look.These are wonderful images.

Beth Niquette said...

Oy! To see a field of bluebells--wow--how beautiful. How utterly beautiful.

That was funny about "Foxid." LOL

Nancy said...

You are too kind. If the cows got out and ate my flowers, I'd be a bit peeved.

Beautiful, calendar-quality photos, T. :)

Allison said...

"Oh give me a home...where the buffalos roam...and the deer and the antelope play!" I'm starting to love TEXAS!

don said...

I like this series of the cows doing their thing after escaping their own pasture. You know what they say about green grass....or in this case the blue bonnets.
Fine action series.

Eyeliquor 2 said...

Very nice!

wayside wanderer said...

What a frolicsome bunch! Do they eat bluebonnets? They seem kind of ....well....undelicious to me. Not the beef, the bluebonnets. =)

Rose said...

Everyone and everything enjoys the coming of spring!

Clint said...

Runaround Ranch---You named it right. Is there anything more Texas than Bluebonnets? Than cattle? Now, if you only had an oil well or three, you'd really have it all. Beautiful shots of the 'bonnets.

Robin said...

Theresa, they look to be having a gay old time out there.
Everybody should be able to kick up their heels and run through the flowers!

Patrice said...

I want Blue Bonnets! I wish we had them here.

edenhills said...

I'm guessing they just came to fertilize the field for you!

Teresa

Millie said...

Certainly looks like fun! I'd kick my heels up in that lovely pasture too!

Dar said...

Sorry I laughed with the cattle having a stomping good ol time all over your gorgeous Bluebonnets, but, it is what it is...lol!
Sorry to get a chuckle at your expense girl. Respectfully funnin'
BlessYourHeart

Farm Girl said...

What a pretty picture of springtime. :)

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

That is postcard perfect!

Bob Bushell said...

That is a bundle of fun.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The pictures belong on a postcard or in a painting!!!

Woody said...

Hey, we all need to live dangerously from time to time ;-)

They look like they are having a blast!

sharon said...

I love bluebonnets. that's the one thing I do miss about Texas. Seeing the cows reminds me of the cows getting in the hayfield and grandmother yelling at us to help get them out. such memories!

√ Honest Abe said...

My mom lived in Texas and was fond of her bluebonnets. The cattle seem like they do too. Or, they were just let out in the pasture.

Gone Country said...

How funny! It looks like the bluebonnets are catnip for cows! Cownip, LOL!

I love how they're running around and kicking up their heels! How enjoyable to watch!

Melodie said...

They obviously new how pretty and photogenic they would look in that field!

My Hubby just got back Thursday night! Hopefully he will be here 28 days.

Farmchick said...

I like the contrast of the blue flowers with the dark cows. Gorgeous!!!

Debbie said...

looks like they had a blast!!! happy to get another look at the blue bonnets!!!! they are/were gorgeous!!!!

Barb said...

I definitely have a smile on my face - the Bluebonnets are one thing, but the cows and bull playing and munching in the bluebonnets are spectacular! Oh, how I'd love to see that bluebonnet field...

Rain said...

This is just beautiful-cant decide if it's the combination of the dark and the bluebonnets --or just the bluebonnets are fantastic!! So pretty!!

Kathy said...

I'd love to get up your way and see your bluebonnets. We've had a small patch of them along our road but they're pretty much gone. I had intended to take a road trip down into the hill country but have heard they are practically nonexistent down there this year due to lack of rain and that the only good ones are up your way. You can check mine out sometime tomorrow on my picture-a-day site at http://kathy-goes-a-ramblin.blogspot.com/. You generally visit my fkhphotojournal site and I do appreciate all your nice comments! Have a super weekend ~ what's left of it at least!

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

Boy it looks like they were having a good time! They know whose house to go to for the party.....

Flora said...

Beautiful Pictures!! The other day hubby and I were driving to the city on the free way. We noticed the other side of the highway going slow... There was a cow running down the road!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

That is a beautiful site!! The cattle and the birds all looked to be having a grand time!!

Tracy said...

Everything's better with bluebonnet on it...sorry, I broke into commercial song when I saw your title...remember that product?

okay, okay...cool pictures dear!

Deb said...

they were having a high old Texas time for sure...love the bluebonnets...

MarieElizabeth said...

It is a beautiful field, I could see why they wanted to visit so badly.

Randy said...

What beautiful fields! They look like happy cows!

Ms. ~K said...

The commercial says, "Happy cows come from California!" They've never seen these happy TX Bluebonnet Cows!
xoxo

Dani said...

Having fun on such a beautiful field. :)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Texwisgirl, Now that is quite the sight, isn't it? Wow! I'll never forget the first time I saw a cow jump a fence. Her calf was on the other side so she just upped and jumped. She was very graceful and athletic for such a large beast. Fun shots in today's post. Have a really nice Sunday tomorrow!

Karen Whittal said...

I feel like I would love to run around in those fields with them, what great photo's you certainly live in a beautiful place.

Marvin said...

Cows always seem to want to be someplace where they are not. Beautiful bluebonnets.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

How AMAZING Is your little pocket of the world!!
Have a SUNny SUDay xxxxx

Snapper II said...

Looks like these critters had a blast at your expense. I can tell they are loving the grass on the other side of the fence. LOL

Oh well thats spring.

Deb said...

You sure have a pretty field of Bluebonnets to look at. I've hardly seen any this year, sigh. You should have a photo shoot with your dogs in the field of bluebonnets.

Nature ID (Katie) said...

Fun pictures! Do the neighbors have bluebonnets in their own pasture? Or were the plants grazed before the blooms?

texwisgirl said...

Katie - their pasture was totally eaten down before it could ever bloom. Their cattle keep it pretty low... Guess that's why they challenge the fence at least once a month or so...

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Darn! TRACY got it out before I could!"Everything's better...with Blue Bonnet on it!" That explains why the cows come to YOUR place. lol Now, I'm going to visit Tracy and see what she is all about. Apparently, we think alike.(:

Tammy said...

Haha...you caught their playful side :) They look very happy to be enjoying Spring.

Sandra said...

so they know you live on a run around ranch and came to run around. belly deep in blue bonnets, this is way cool to me. i enlarged and looked a them carefully. what a sight.

crystal.cattle said...

I was just in Texas but didn't get to see any blue bonnets. They are so pretty from all the pictures I have seen. Love your photos.
www.cdycattle.blogspot.com

Furry Bottoms said...

Once, I had a car accident. I crashed through a fence and my car landed on a 45 degree incline, about 200 feet from the street. Terrifying. But then... along came a row of curious cows. I suppose I had crashed into their field, but still, it was awestrucking to see these animals come close and be curious as to what was going on in their field. A couple of them were even leaping around... and I didn't know then that cows REALLY could jump. They came and kept me company while waiting for the owner to come and check us out. Nice fellas, they were.

Lesa said...

Well, who wouldn't want to frolic in that field! But I guess the grass isn't always greener-- sometimes it is bluer!

Inger-M said...

It must have been so much fun watching the cows and bulls run around like that! :-) Great series!

Susan said...

Just found this post and love it. What a pretty field of flowers - hope there were some left after the cattle went back home :D)

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