Thursday, April 7, 2016

When it's important to have Good Fences!

I pulled over to take a couple of quick pics of this 'runaway' cow just as an emergency vehicle pulled in with his lights flashing.

 

So I didn't want to get too close. I was leaving it up to Senior Blanco (our 'pet' donkey) to try to talk her back in! Those are cattle egrets keeping her company on the 'wrong' side of the fence.

 

And then when I parked at a store, I looked up and saw a man working on this billboard with just a bit of a fence across the front.


I don't know why they didn't offer me that job! hahahahahaha!!!

 

Let's see...I could have been a cow rustler or a billboard painter today. Which job should I apply for?

I'm joining Tex for Good Fences!

37 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

well, in texas, cattle rustlers are highly frowned upon, so i'd vote billboard person. :)

we get a lot of 'cows out' calls here, unfortunately. hate it when they cause accidents...

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I like the escapee cow with the cattle egrets. I would have a tough time working on a billboard high off the ground. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Susie said...

Diane, So funny and cute. I often wonder if people look at their fencing when I see escaped animals. LOL I see the sign painter has his safety harness on. I have worn those and thought how long could a person dangle from it ...if some one didn't come to your rescue. :):) Blessings for more fun as you are driving along. xoxo,Susie

Linda H said...

I think I'd pass on both those jobs. Glad someone does them, but I won't be applying...

ann said...

No brainer here. I don't like to be up in the air.

Buttons Thoughts said...

It is true the grass is always greener on the other side:). Nice Billboard shots too. B

Susan said...

HaHa...I can see you up on that billboard! I'll be out in the field, XOXO

carol l mckenna said...

Fun post ~ great shots for fences ~ think I would opt for the cow job ~

Wishing you peace in each day ~ ^_^

Diane said...

Probably billboard painter. Cow rustler doesn't look too good on a resume. Ha, ha...

Stephanie said...

Ah, what a fun post, my friend! Maybe the cow knew you'd be coming along and wanted to pose for your fence pictures :)

Have a fabulous day! Hugs!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

This is a delightful post, put a great big smile on my face!
I think I would like to be a cow herder:) I am becoming a tad bit afraid of heights:(
Happy Thursday!
Jemma

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Whew! I don't think I want to apply for either of those jobs! Don't think I'd make it through the first hour without serious injury! Love your photos, as always.

shortybear said...

good fences

Kathy said...

Unique fences this week. I KNOW I wouldn't want to be doing the billboard since I am afraid of heights. But I'm a bit nervous around cows too. Hmmm... It made me smile when I saw what the billboard was advertising. If that guy isn't careful, he might need to see one of those doctors the attorney is going after. Ha, ha!

Elizabeth said...

Love this post!

Lisa said...

That cow looks pretty calm so maybe he/she was probably thinking that the grass was greener on the other side.;-)

Danice said...

Ooh, both jobs scare me, lol. Maybe the billboard job, but at those heights... 'Guess I'd be looking for work elsewhere, lol. More great photos as always. I love your header photo :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

so much excitement today...

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

It has been a while since I've been blog visiting! Yours is always a fun and first place to stop in for a "Hi there and how are you!" My funny fence blew open allowing our 160 pound dog to escape! She came inside - what a surprise- easily. Then the strong winds blew the door open again and Porschea the perfect puppy and I ran to get to that opening! I beat her! Another surprise! Haha! Fences can be good for dinnertime conversations. Billboard is my answer to your question! :)

Connie said...

I think that I would take a pass on both of those jobs . . . unless I was hurting for a pay check. Then I would roll up my sleeves and take either one, LOL.
Have a great weekend.
Connie :)

Margaret Adamson said...

If I were you I would stick to blogging!

Carla from The River said...

Ha, cute post. And great captures of both the cow and human. :-))
I think the cow looks happy eating on the other side of the fence.
LOL
Carla

Christine said...

I think you make a great comedian too Diane as you have a good sense of humor! No way would I do a job involving heights!
Hope the cow is safely back on the right side of the fence!

Stacey said...

You're so funny! I can picture you trying to get that cow! We see them every now and then here too. It's really dangerous when they are close to the road.

LV said...

Since the fellow is working on an attorney sign, if he fell he would have a lawyer.

Inger said...

That was an adventuresome day and a fun post afterwards.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Cows are always sneaking out and causing mayhem. I know it's not funny that they cause accidents, but I sometimes find myself rooting for their brief escapade..after all the grass could be greener on the other side of the fence or so they think.

Lowcarb team member said...

Great post ... I haven't a good head for heights at all!

Have a great Friday

All the best Jan

Shelia said...

HI Diane! Looks like you caught some pretty neat snaps! The cow outside his fence reminds me of Texas. We were always seeing this. One time I actually saw a little Bison on the side of the road! That man has probably been doing that job a long time and he's taking chances! Hope you're doing well and thanks for popping in to see me. My doll sewing days have stopped for the time being. I'm totally sewed out, if you know what I mean! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Funny post!!! I think I would take my chances with the cow!!!

Maggie Ann said...

I like the job you chose of 'reporter'. And you did a mighty fine job of it too! happy day to you...

A Joyful Cottage said...

We saw a little calf outside a ranch fence along the highway earlier in the week and pulled into the nearest homestead to see if he was theirs. No one was there, but then we saw an ATV headed down the road and we pulled over to talk to the driver. He was on his way to rescue the calf -- someone had already called him. I like it that we live in cattle country where folks watch out for each other and their livestock. The billboard job doesn't look very inviting to me. Rounding up cattle in an ATV might be okay. ;)

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

I loved this post. I can't imagine working on billboards. I'm terrified of heights.

Rose said...

I would say that you are the photographer! I could not do the billboard...not now. When I was younger, I would not have thought a thing about it.

Ida said...

Hope the escapee found it's way back to the right side of the fence. Oh my I would so not do what that guy on the sign is doing. Heights scare me now and that wasn't a very big fence.

Sam I Am...... said...

There was a bull on the news last night somewhere that got loose and ran several people over and sent them to the hospital! You couldn't get me up on that bill board! LOL!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Guess you'd better stay away from cow rustler - unless you want us to have to visit you with a file in our cakes. And I would never want to be up on the billboard - especially pulling that heavy load up - looks like he might need an attorney - dangerous job. Happy week ahead - I'm trying to catch up on my blog reading - I'mm trying - I'm trying.