Wednesday, 17 June 2015

And I Had My Pyjamas On.

Saturday morning.  4 a.m.  The alarms go off....Johanna and Grady had to milk.  Terry said he would take them.

I tried to go back to sleep...and I think I did.  I got up at 5 and made Terry and Jack a lunch.  They were heading up to Ruby to help saw some lumber for the day.  They left and I went back to bed....but Sophie was awake so she crawled into bed with me.'

The next thing I knew it was 6 and I figured I may as well get up because the kids would soon being calling...needing to be picked up at the milk barn.

I was busy chatting with Sophie and I didn't bother to get dressed.  They called and I just put on a fleece over my pyjamas and drove down to get them.  I had gone in my pjs big deal.

When we got home I was just lazing around....trying to figure out my day and what I was going to do first.  I hadn't even gotten around to eating breakfast when the phone rang.


I asked Grady if I could just run upstairs and change...but he said 'THE COWS ARE ON THE ROAD!  WE NEED TO GO NOW!'

We always just fly into panic mode when the cows are out.

I ran out the door and took off in the truck with Grady.

And I had my pyjamas on.

When we arrived, a neighbour had gotten them off the road and into a small fenced in area.  But to get them all the way back home we needed help.  We called for my dad and my brother.  Plus there were two neighbours.  There were 5 men and me trying to figure out the best way to get these cows back home.

And I had my pyjamas on.

As we were chatting a large duck came and circled above us and tried to land on the roof of the neighbours' house.  It was so bizarre.  Ducks don't land on buildings. 

We talked about how we were going to do this...and where we were going to place ourselves.

I decided to stand in a spot where the fence was down....and help 'guide' them down the road.  We didn't want them going off the road and out into the fields...fields that didn't belong to us.  I took my spot and then I waited for them to get the cattle out of the fenced area and onto the road.

But the cows wouldn't come.  They tried chasing around them with a 4 wheeler and then Grady tried with a pail of feed.  I heard him shaking the pail...but he wasn't calling them...and they weren't paying any attention to him.  I decided that something had to be done....we had to get these cows moving.

I walked to where Grady was and I told him to call them.  But he just handed me the pail and said 'You do it.'  He was fed up.

And I had my pyjamas on.

I took the pail and I shook it and I called them.  And it wasn't long until I had the whole herd coming at me.  I let the first cow have a taste of the feed in the pail and then I started to walk.  As fast as I could walk....I had them all right behind me. 

And as we came out onto the road a truck was driving towards us.  He wasn't expecting me.  By this time I was running and the herd was coming with me.

And I had my pyjamas on.

And he stopped his truck and he started backing up.  Because there was an entire herd of cattle coming at him....and a crazy lady in her pyjamas.

The cattle all started running and they all passed me and then Grady came by with the 4 wheeler and my brother picked me up in the truck.

And I jumped in.  And the cows went right down the road and right back to their field that they were suppose to be in.

When we arrived back home, Sophie and Lydia met me at the door...they were SO excited.  MOM YOU MISSED IT.  A DUCK CAME AND LANDED ON THE HORSE STABLE ROOF.  IT WAS SO FUNNY.  AND WE TOOK A PICTURE.  LOOK.

And then Johanna looked at me like I was crazy and said MOM...YOU WENT YOUR PYJAMAS?!


I had my pyjamas on.



  1. Replies
    1. Oh I was all so ridiculous! Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Oh Brenda! I love being in pjs! I always walk around in pjs, even to drop the kids off at the school bus stop.

    I asked James if we could just have everyone come in pyjamas for our wedding! He said 'No!'


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