Saturday, April 18, 2009

Breaking the Law



I might be a bad influence on my boys.


I really wanted some pictures of cows.
So, I found some.


But I had to climb a fence to get to them...
and I told the boys to stay in the car,
so that they weren't trespassing with me.

But, they followed me.

And we found the cows.




and their guard dog donkey.



This donkey kept his eyes on me the entire time.
The cows pretty much ignored me.
But this Donkey was on Duty.



Believe it or not, but the cows were having a meeting discussing the merits of
traveling by train versus traveling by trailer.

They want to go to Wyoming.



But when they saw us, they hastily broke their meeting and went back to eating grass.
But I was on to them.
I knew what they were up to.



By the way, my 7 yr old had no idea what this was:



He'd never seen a cow patty before!!

I enlightened him.
And he giggled.


I'm sure the cows were rolling their eyes.




But that Guard Donkey...he kept an eye on us.




Eventually the boys went back to the car...and started yelling at me to hurry.
They got tired of all the pictures I was taking.

See the car in the distance?
That's how far we trespassed ventured.




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43 comments:

i beati said...

The last time I did this there was a deputy there in no time..You however got greay cow shots all kinds- and I see faithful girl in the car.. Happy weekend Sandy

Drama queens mum said...

Very cool.

Snap said...

Too funny! Loved the cows and the donkey and the commentary!

Jedediah said...

I love the shots of the donkey and I think it's well worth climbing a fence to teach your kids how a cow patty looks like and to let them see some cows up close (there are too many kids already who have never seena real one).

Melanie D said...

Last year my daughter was yelling at us from the back seat to look at the cows hugging!!!! Ya, they weren't so much as hugging as they were....well you know.
Cool shots!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Love the shots, I think the donkey is my favorite.

Christina said...

Don't worry... I won't tell the cops!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

You are soo funny...I totally would have done that too. I dragged my screaming little girl though neighbors yards in an attempt to get home in the dark on Halloween cause we were cold and I didn't want to walk around...Some of the lessons we teach our kids by accident...live dangerously...lol

btw...I love that white one!

Lynette said...

cows eyes make me melt

Julie said...

Nice cow pics...I'm sure I would have been the first to find one of those patties :)

Karen said...

Very cool cow shots, Rhea ... and donkey shots!! :-)

That little white cow, with the grey speckles is sure keeping an eye on you as well !!

We used to play cow patty toss, in the summer, with all the dried out cow patties ... they make awesome frisbies..

Rocksee said...

Those cows look angry!

Shannon said...

Guard Donkey... love it!

You did get some good shots, you rebel.

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

OMG, it was totally worth the misdemeanor!!!! I love cows!!!!!!!!!! But poor Annie got left in the car.

Justine :o )

Cristin said...

When we lived in Vermont, I would frequently pull over at any random farm to take pictures of cows... I love them... never ran into a guard donkey though....

Briana said...

You should have gone at night and gone cow tipping. Ha!! :) Just kidding. My FIL has 50 head of cattle so we are kinda used to them, but longhorns on the other hand - those are so cool!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

That wasn't "trespassing" but giving your kids and us an education. Hey! How else will they learn what a cow patty is?

DrowseyMonkey said...

You're such a rebel mom, LOL. Trespassing, cow dung ... what an education. haha

Love the photos! Definitely worth risking a trespassing charge. Never heard of a guard donkey before tho!

Angie's Spot said...

I love it! The lengths we'll go to for a fab blog post. Or the picture that we really want. LOL!

Heidi said...

Thanks for stopping by! SITS is a lot of fun!

Beth said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it.
I actually used to toss cow chips and we won first prize one year.

Indy said...

You are brave. I don't know what would scare me more, the animals or trespassing. I have never seen a cow patty up close. I feel like such a city girl.

Misty Dawn said...

That last photo - I'm in love! Remy's shoes ROCK... and when I saw Annie's smiling face in the background like "Yeah, you are SO busted!" I instantly had a full blown smile spread across my face.

P.S. Rhea... if you wanna see cows, get your butt to my place NOW! I'm waiting!

floreta said...

oh i like farm animals, especially cows!

Paige said...

I love the pics, so I am sure it was worth it

Fragrant Liar said...

Those were great pics. The pasture where the cows and the guard donkey were look like a property not too far from where I used to live, on the edge of Austin. Makes me homesick, although I'm not that far away now.

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

You are far braver than I - and man, you got some great pictures. Especially that cow patty. I don't see pictures of that kind of thing nearly enough. :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

That is so funn! There is an old, falling down house down the street from me that is all caution taped and I'm dying to break through and photograph it...you may have given me the courage!

Thanks to sits for leading me to you!

Susie said...

You are brave:-)

Lanie said...

LOL about the cow pattie. My 3 year old daughter thinks a cow pattie is what cows eat! I think we need to get out to the country more often! Dropping by from SITS with bloggy love. Lanie

Dianne said...

LOL !!
a photographic crime spree ;)

glad the donkey just watched, they can be worse than guard dogs

Babooshka said...

Donkey guard dog is a new one one me. Those cows do look a little moooooody!

Oskar said...

I want a guard donkey!

Jen said...

Ah, a classic Rhea post. I loved this.

Me and my puppies said...

So worth the climb over the fence. Mooo

MaryRC said...

that donkey scared me... those dudes can me mean, we had a guard mule, Jake, we were all afraid of him. great shots... and great cow patty education..

sassy stephanie said...

I'm a lil surprised guard donkey didn't run your asses outta there. Heeee haaaaw!

Alison said...

I would think that they would obviously prefer the privacy of a trailer. (how very Gary Larson of you)! :)

Tina said...

lol the things we do for camera critters! you got some good shots. go you :)

Screwed Up Texan said...

Was that donkey a Jack @$$? Oh the memories of Cow Patties.

Mama Dawg said...

I LOVE it. Luckily I have family that has cows, so I can get all the shots I want w/out having to get in trouble. Or worry about getting in trouble.

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Wow you were brave...great photos!

Minie said...

great photos of cows and donkey. we have cows back home in our hometown in the philippines.