My husband had seen the dilemma from the field. He with his tractor and machinery came as quickly as they could. Pulling his machinery to a stop, he created a blockade across the road.
He secured gates in the barnyard to keep the cattle which were still confined where he wanted them. He opened several gates to precipitate the cattle finding their right places. With gates ready, Faithful went to work herding Mrs. Cow and her kind into the barnyard. Some of the girls missed their marks and required additional coaching, but all were safely gathered in.
My husband assessed the problem before he got to the farm, while he drove down the road. Unbeknownst to me, several other milk cows had found their way to the calf pasture and munched peacefully till my husband, Faithful and I caught up with them. These cattle had chosen a safer route. Fences and gates separated them from their cow yard, with no dangerous roads. Tension began to subside.
The Holy Bible says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9)
How true that is. I could not have done the job without my husband. While he was away, he needed his my help. Once he arrived, we needed each other’s help to get the job done. Hurray for teamwork!! My husband and I recovered all of the cattle together. We had a good reward for our labor.
(And how grateful we are for our farm dog, Faithful.)
See the Farm Dog card in our store.