Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The neighbor girls

Meet The Girls Next Door.  No, not Hef's girls; these girls ARE hefs, er, heifers. 
They're SUPPOSED to be in their field.  For the past week, they've been in ours.  EVERY day. 
Typical teens - sticking out their tongue at authority.
They've come through their fence - usually in the afternoon - making their way all around the hay pasture, munching as much as they can find.  Sometimes the neighbor answers my call and comes to collect them.  Sometimes, they've spent the night and gone back on their own by morning (probably for water and to rejoin the rest of their herd).
Flipping me off...
But they're getting pretty comfortable over here now.  They come over any old time they want.  I tried to get Zim and Gem to chase them off one morning - the horses just stood up straight, snorted a bit, then resumed grazing.  I looked out later to see all four of them happily grazing in the same grouping.  {sigh} 
And quickly moving right to ignoring me.
Monday night, the neighbor finally came out again to look for fence weaknesses and do some repairs.  The girls were so arrogant, they would no longer react to his call to return to the fold.  He had to bring his truck over and prod them across the pasture with his grill cattle guard. 

Well, the heifers were back over here yesterday afternoon, so obviously the neighbor's fence repairs are as successful as my attempts to keep Zim out of the yard.

At this point, I'm growing quite fond of these two girls.  I've even given them names.  I present to you:

Burgers

and
Brisket
  So help me...

89 comments:

Ellie said...

Love the names, burger and brisket ha ha, very good. You now have more livestock to take pictures of.

Bruce Clark said...

Love the lighting in your shots. The golden light works very well!

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

Lol! Thanks for the giggles this morning. Love it.

Giga said...

Tak to z młodzieżą jest. Być posłuszną nie lubi.Na zdjęciach za to ładnie się prezentują. Pozdrawiam

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I like it! If you're feeding them, why not they... well you know:@)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Burgers and Brisket are pretty girls. You could buy the neighbor a bull and maybe he could keep them at home. I think this is funny. What does the MOTH (man of the house) have to say about all these visits?

Incidentally, the photos are excellent. Just the right amount of light.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

We get the neighbors two Belgians,
Abby and Belle...in our front yard.
So I always grab a lead rope and walk back home. The whole 1/2 mile. Me and the gals.
Maybe they are all out looking for the Justin BULLber concert!Ha! I kill me..
xo, misha

Lois Evensen said...

It seems their new names would scare them back home! :) Love it!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I think you need to send him a grazing bill. The grass is obviously 'greener' to these two! They sure are pretty.

Jill said...

I'm so sorry these naughty girls are invading your property however..your narration is so worth it. Too funny!

Mike said...

Those are some good looking cows. I'll bet they taste as good as they look. Show them the bar b que pit. Maybe they'll go back home.

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Burgers and Brisket is working it baby, working it. Don't you know the grass is AlWAYS greener on the other side?

Kathy said...

That made me laugh!

Roan said...

I can almost smell that brisket in the smoker. Love the way you've framed Burgers and Brisket. Cute saga.

Sandra said...

i want these cows, i love these cows, these cows are beautiful. wow on horses cows dogs so will just say i want your house and land. just kidding, i was in the midst of a jealous fit when I wrote this. LOVE the Hefs

Jan n Jer said...

Great photos....LOL at your post! Maybe put your barbaque grill out there with them...maybe it will scare them away!! HEHE

Allison said...

How about.... leather shoes and matching bag!!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Texwisgirl, Well, Burgers and Brisket just saw the big party that the turtles, birds, squirrels horses and dogs were putting on with the famous Elvis singing with his honey Prissy, and well, you know - "Girls just Wanna Have Funnnn"! Ha!
Have a great day!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Burgers and Brisket! Ha! If only you could be so lucky ;-)

We have a similar problem with the neighbor's donkeys....

Lisa RedWillow said...

The names are too cute. Seems thats the way . Cattle around and sure enough they are out looking for feed. Grass maybe hard to come by by the looks of it. Love your photos.

wildcatsthree said...

the neighbor girls are much more beautiful than Hef's girls - much more "natural" looking - LOL

Happy Wednesday

Candy C. said...

Love the pictures showing their teenage arrogance and their new names are GREAT!!

Debbie said...

the grass is always greener so they say.....but in this case, for sure NOT!!!

you always tell a great story....LOVE the names!!!

these are great pix's t....the lighting is beautiful!!

Texan said...

Nice looking cows you have there, ummm well sort of you have. Possession and 9 10ths of the ... well you know, tee hee... looks like a lot of burgers and brisket to me!

Cindy said...

Ha ha ha...this reminds me of a friend who's neighbors geese used to hang out in her lawn. She named them Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Paula said...

Yummy *uhhh* I mean, pretty names! teehee
Thats the way I felt when we had to put up our "bovine barrier"... I told hubby if they cross that they're dead meat. Literally!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Such a rich, brown color. Glad they have an understanding neighbor. :)

Randy said...

And people say only California cows are happy ones.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I think it's time to send your thoughtful (not) neighbor a bill for pasture rental. Either that, or claim Loser's Keepers on him.

Bee Lady said...

LOL! Although it seems like your neighbor would be a little embarassed by his trespassing cattle. Do people just not care about other peoples property anymore? Guess not.
Looks like your horses and their cattle get along like Verde Farms pig and dog!

Cindy Bee

Isn't posession 90% of the law?

joo said...

What a story - sorry but I can't help laughing! It used to happen pretty often in t village where my granny lived and when I spent holidays as a kid:)
Anyway, they are sweet, and their eyes...,eh!

Dicky Bird said...

The first 2 steers we raised for meat, we named: T-Bone and Chuck

Birdman said...

Hilarious post. Tell me if they return with their 'Cheeseburger'.

Chatty Crone said...

On my gosh instead of the Housewives of Beverly Hills you have the Heifers of Texas!

They look like beautiful ones too!

You are so funny.

sharon said...

Theresa you really need to make a book of the happenings that go on around your place. You know how to make people laugh by your photos and captions. Let me know when it comes out!

Louise said...

They're going to end up living permanently with you. I just know it. You should never have named them, that makes them yours. Tough, they're so cute, who would mind having them around?

ellen abbott said...

Looks to me like you have two new cows and a future freezer full of meat.

Julie G. said...

Perhaps Burger and Brisket need a little quiet time together ... and your property is the perfect place for peace, tasty food and some good mooing amongst girlfriends. Thanks for the morning smile. Fun post!

Kjell T. Evensen said...

There is only one thing that will keep them away. Fire up the BBQ Grill. :) Great story and images. BTW, when one shows up by the name of Filet, please let me know. :)]

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

burger and brisket...you are too funny, my friend !!! they are beauties...

kary and teddy

bailey-road.com said...

So funny! Burgers and Brisket are lovely heifers!

Montanagirl said...

Burgers and Brisket - LOVE it! You're hilarious.

Dar said...

Prime looking burgers and brisket AND steaks! SendUmOver ROFL
BlessYourHeart

Matteo Taffuri said...

I'm in love with Brisket:)
belle foto
have a nice day
ciao
Matteo

Cher' Shots said...

Well they say the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, but in this case I'm not so sure ... it still looks pretty dry down there. Love their names!
'love & hugs from afar'

Bob Bushell said...

I don't need to tell what, that the names you have given, Burgers and Brisket. Very nice. Mind you, I think the farmer next door, is not to busy a to bring them back from yours, when they are eating the lush crops; think about it, the fence!!!!!!

wayside wanderer said...

YUM!

Farm Girl said...

Aw they just like the company. Who could blame them. :) I would want to hang out too. They are a very pretty bunch.

Snappy Di said...

Oh my gosh... what GREAT names! Maybe if you tell the neighbor their names he'll think you're getting ideas about their demise and REALLY fix his fence this time. LOL

bon bon said...

ha!! well, if you're the one fattening them, it's only fair you get some burgers and a brisket in exchange!

the neighbor girls are always in MY yard too! maybe i should threaten them with a prod.
;o)

Sylvia K said...

Love the names you've given them! You do have quite a following -- they must enjoy your humor like the rest of us! Have fun!

Sylvia

missing moments said...

If word gets out about their new names, they may decide to stay on the other side of the fence!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Cute post! I've signed up as a follower so I'll be back. Love your photos! My brother lived in TX for many years before he died and my son lived in TX for several years also before moving back to MO. So I'm rather fond of Texas!

don said...

A very funny "free lunch" story on the farm! At least your getting some good poses out of the two. They look very fit and in good shape.

Sharon said...

Maybe the neighbor didn't really fix the fence......... more food for them that way.......

Very pretty heifers!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Neighbor: Good morning. One of our cows didn't come home last night. Have you seen her around?

TexWisGirl: Umm...I can't say for sure. By the way, do you have some spare room in your freezer? I just ordered a larger one but it won't be delivered till tomorrow.

EG Wow said...

Ha! I love their names. :))

Robin said...

T, sounds to me like that guy needs to do some serious work on his fence!
They are pretty though.

Karen said...

You crack me up! Burgers and brisket...hahahaha.

Pricilla said...

Well, they don't look big enough for dinner yet but if you feed 'em much longer I think he'll owe you.

Up here in Montana you have to fence OUT not in. Cattle and range animals have free run unless you barricade them off your property. Left over from the "wild west" times when cattle ruled up here.

Susan said...

Might as well buy them, they love you and want to stay! LOL.
Beautiful pictures!

Paula said...

We have one visitor like that. She has been over so much she thinks she owns the place. Like the names you chose. I haven't resorted to a name yet but I may.

Deb said...

the joys of visitors...maybe next time they will bring their friend t-bone or rib eye....

Annette said...

OMG - Burgers and Brisket. What perfect names! This post made me laugh -

Larry Ostby said...

LOL... Beef! That's what's for dinner.

Gone Country said...

Love your play on words at the beginning and the creative names for your two new buddies!

You know what they say... The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence! Must be true!

Lynne said...

Never been to Texas but in my minds eye,
This is some of what I see.

Sorry about your peaty visitors but I enjoyed meeting Burgers and Brisket.

I collect quotes too . . .

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
~Joseph Addison

Woody said...

Burgers and Brisket?? I'll be right over, what can I bring?

Damn teenagers ;-)

Barb said...

So funny!

Buttons said...

Hilarious I love the names. Perhaps they heard about your water cooler. B

Tammy said...

Love the names.

I just love cows. I think it's the eyes.

Michaele said...

Love their big oblong ears and their deep red color.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Beautiful. And yum...I like burgers AND brisket!!

Margaret said...

In Michigan, we used to have cows in the pasture behind our house. I LOVED their low moos.

But yes, I do say fire up the grill! :)

Rose said...

I was just thinking there was your meat for the winter.......

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Our grandson raised a steer once that he called "Chuck"...a little more subtle ;>)

The Village Queen said...

Im sure a bill for grazing rights might make the neighbor take it a bit more seriously. Or an expecation of steaks for your freezer. What are the possesion rights in Texas?
Beautiful photos even though...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HA---cute post, Theresa... I know the secret!! Burgers and Brisket really are madly in love with YOU--and that's why they come into your field.....
Hugs,
Betsy

Millie said...

Have you not hears~and I'm telling you it's true~the grass is always GREENER on the other side of the fence!

Rain said...

Well........guess it proves the grass is greener--you know where!!! Perfect names--that'll show em!!

madrassi said...

Its seems they become close friends – the horse and heifers :)

Nice names for them, ever in our grandparents village we used to name our cows and buffaloes. If I would be there, i drive them to graze more. hehe

Susan said...

Oooooh yes, as I'm feeding down through your post I'm thinking "hmmm, a nice bit of rump there" and 'lo and behold - we were on the same train of thought ;-)

Arija said...

Out hight jumping (over fences) calves were called Mince-Meat and Top-side and went to the next market. Not a good example to have around.

forestwalk/laura k said...

hold the ketchup...oh, and an order of fries please!

MarieElizabeth said...

Perfect names. At this point, don't you really own them and should charge the neighbor to get them back?

Sall's Country Life said...

Maybe they are Hef's girls, cause they sure are skinny compared to S.D. fat cattle!

pattisjarrett said...

New name: Dinner

Marissa ♥ said...

Those naughty girls!


Hahaha! Thanks for the smile this morning, I needed that! (Burger & Briskets)

heyBJK said...

Burgers and Brisket - those are my kinda girls! Yum! :-)

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