Difficult is the essence of stoic here – waiting for yesterdays rain to pass. difficult

This chook was also pretty stoic,  waiting patiently  in the pouring rain for the cow to move away from the boot of the car so she could take shelter.

chicken waiting

But Lady Astor was not moving too fast, cows don’t move very fast as a rule.

TonTon gave me The Look when I suggested we take advantage of the downpour  -I told him I could add some shampoo to his filthiness and just give him a shower out in the rain.  So I did. Then I picked him up and threw him in the horse trough for a thorough rinse. Boo tried to escape but was given the same treatment, then everyone was cleaned up and sweet smelling – ready for dinner.

Except me – I am always last in for a shower.

The chook was still waiting.  I made the damp dogs Sit and Stay in a dry clean corner and dry quietly.  I  finished cleaning the milk room and fed the pigs and made their bed, then turned off the lights, called the dogs, closed the barn and went up to the house for my shower and dinner.   As I left I put my money on the cow. Lady Astor is the master of out-waiting and out-staring. She never blinks first. chicken still waiting

Though that is a very determined little red hen.

I hope you have a lovely day.

Love celi


22 Comments on “Stoic

  1. Poor damp, muddy cows and chooks, poor damp, non-muddy dogs. They so hate having baths, don’t they? I didn’t suspect Lady A of being a cow in the manger!

  2. I’m smiling at the idea of the dogs getting a shower in the rain while the cow and chicken have a stand off. Hope today is better but from what I see on the weather, I’m putting my money on the rain. 😦 Hope you have a good one too.

  3. Oh poor Boo and Ton Ton..what a way to have a shower….but I bet they smelt lovely afterwards  

    Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 1:04 PM

  4. Poor Long suffering TonTon 🙂 I think I might have to change tack here and put it out that it may not rain under any circumstances tomorrow – maybe that will work .. sigh. Laura

  5. Farming and parenthood usually leave us last for showers and rest, but that’s part of the glamour. 🙂 I love the idea of a staring contest between cow and chicken. Thank you for sharing!

  6. I have this whole conversation going on in my head while looking at those pictures of Astor and the hen… Lady mumbling about “chicken brained silliness” and the hen with clear and unwavering intent clucking quietly “move… move… move… stupid cow… move… move…”

  7. I’m hoping for the sun to show itself soon –especially downstate so you get some drying out time. It’s supposed to be a good weekend .

  8. You are to Farming what Mary Poppins is to Nannying. Everything in order. Everyone cared for. All with efficiency and the right amount of fun. And I bet you are prone to taking off when the wind changes direction too.

  9. Maybe you should take a dip in the horse trough, too! 😉 That might be welcome on a hot summer day. Difficult has filled out some from what I remember. Love the stand-off between the chook and Lady.

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