Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Visitors at Our Place

 

We have had many visitors,  family and  friends come and stay over the past few weeks. Kenton, from Australia, Kaz, from the South Island, Bruce ,from Hamilton, and friends who  live closer.

Yesterday, shortly before 5 p.m.  Joyce looked out the front window and pointed, almost lost for words.

She was tall, lovely brown hair,  fast on her feet, and waited to be invited in!!!

Almost at the front door

stray cow #1

might as well have a feed

This is almost at our front door!!!

Despite warnings of “ Leave her alone” “ Do NOT get too close”, “Wait for the  council  man to arrive”, I walked outside to snap her a few times.

I rang the council before 5 p.m.  but the call was transferred to the after hours number. The unlucky man had to drive about an hour from his home to here. Further bad luck, as by the time he arrived, she had wandered across the stream and was somewhere hidden in thick bush and tall trees.We could see her footprints, with the aid of a large torch, as it was dark by 6 p.m.

The lovely man went home, I shut the gate, and our excitement( if that) was over for another day.

Felicity did not like this, she sat on a windowsill and hid behind the curtain. Boris  raced  inside, up over my laptop and sewing machine, and peered from behind a curtain too. For once, the ginger warrior chose caution over  defiance.

Quotation of the day, author unknown’'

“ Beware of strangers that bring unwanted gifts”

Greetings  from Jean

25 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jean, what a neat visitor. It is a beautiful cow with a pretty face! I hope she found her way home. Enjoy your new week!

Kate said...

What a lovely lady.I think she was hoping for a cup of tea, and perhaps a biscuit.

Linda said...

How beautiful, Jean!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Aww, she was just dropping by to say hello! LOL! I hope she found the road back home!

Carol Mattingly said...

What a gorgeous visitor she was too. Good idea to hang back so kudos for the cats. Carol

Susan Heather said...

I hopoe she finds her home today. She is very pretty.

Out To Pasture said...

Nice heifer! I wonder what her story was. Usually, a single cow would be bawling and anxious to rejoin the herd. I like your quote of the day, and imagine the gifts she left would help the roses grow!

Jenny said...

Did you go outside and say, "How now, brown cow?" to her?

Leeanne said...

Oh dear, I hope she left you some 'fertiliser' :-)

Georgia said...

Oh Jean, not enough excitement around your place I think :)

Sue said...

I too would have ignored all warnings of going outside for a photo. Such a pretty brunette too!!

camp and cottage living said...

Love it Jean. That's one visitor I'll never have!
She is such a beauty.

Weekend-Windup said...

She is enjoying her time in your garden...

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What an adventure!
You remind me that I have sewing to do. I did chuck a couple cords of our fallen wood, in prep for winter. Soon time for hubs to feed his beloved deer! I've cleared a new spot for him! xx

TexWisGirl said...

really cute visitor, but i know that can be trouble, too. :)

Tanya said...

So whose cow was that? We once had a similar visitor who had escaped from a local farm...

Mystic Quilter said...

Hope she arrived home safely after her visit!!

Jim said...

This is hilarious, Jean!
Looks like you may not have to cut/mow the grass for a while!!
Never a dull moment at your place.

KB Bear said...

I can only imagine the "gifts" that the cow left!!!1 :)

Fundy Blue said...

Haha, Jean! I'd be out photographing that pretty Holstein too! But warily, because I've been chased by too many cows (before they started cutting off their horns). I hope the cow got home all right. Happy weekend!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I STILL have sewing to do!

Our photos said...

Wow, that was an extraordinary visitor ! Very nice!

Hannah said...

What a pretty visitor. I have to admit I'm intimidated by the large size of cows, they probably are really nice sweet animals? Once I went into a cow pasture to supposedly pick walnuts but they all came galloping up and surrounded my car closely, I was intimidated and had to race them for the gate to get out, it was a close call! I can understand your pets being afraid of such a large creature. I've had a horse, a cow, and a goat visit me here.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Well you had a pretty visitor! Glad she got back with her owner! Your yard looks so pretty and green!

Lori Skoog said...

Love the photos of your visitor. What a sweetheart.