Sunday, 13 September 2015

No boundaries

This morning there is one sound filling the air.   It is a lovely sunny Autumn morning for the farmer's walk and for once I am not going out to lunch with friends so Tess and I will be here alone for most of the day.  But we should not be lonely because there is a bellowing across the fields non-stop.

Yesterday our friend and neighbouring farmer A's bull got out.   There was an electric fence around his field but somehow he circumnavigated it to get in with the next farmer's heifers.  Pandemonium.  Well, reluctantly, he is now back one field further away and well-fenced in.   But, of course, animals have no concept of boundaries and ownership; as far as he is concerned there are ladies close a hand in need of his services and it is his duty to get there and get on with it. 

I fear he will protest strongly all day.

14 comments:

Heather said...

Oh dear! A case of unrequited love perhaps. I wonder if any of the ladies will answer him and then you will hear a love duet!

Countryside Tales said...

Oh Lordy! I know that noise all too well. I used to help round up a herd that had a Hereford bull when I was a child. Once, the bull charged, the horse shied and I fell off. I've never got back on a horse as fast as that in all my life :o)

A Heron's View said...

In the field opposite me are a herd of noisy heifers who have been screaming all night calling for a bull and behind me is a bull bellowing to get out.
Such is our life in rural Ireland but I wouldn't swop for a day in a city.

The History Anorak said...

I wouldn't find that half as bad as the noisy crowd of revelers in the yard at our local cafe bar last night. They SHOULD know better - especially at midnight!

dreamtemples said...

A not so quiet Sunday!

Frances said...

Once again, you've shared your part of the world with the rest of us. I am wondering how many folks it took to capture that bull and relocate him away from his romantic mission. I'm guessing that this sort of escape is not too unusual?

Best wishes for a relaxed Sunday....

Acornmoon said...

Boys will be boys. x

Gwil W said...


A bull with a broken heart.

Wilma said...

Enjoy your fine autumn day - a day to oneself is a treat. It is a hot one here; good thing I like the heat!

Midmarsh John said...

I don't think I would have liked to be the one who deprived him of his main interest in like.

Barbara Womack said...

My city grandfather used to complain that country living was too quiet for his tastes. Apparently, he never experienced "love-sick" bovines in the neighborhood!

Cro Magnon said...

My neighbour's bull occasionally gets out, sometimes he's as quiet as a mouse, other times he's a raging maniac. I keep clear and phone his owner!

Frugal in Derbyshire said...

Did he manage to Do the Deed with any of the girls? I imagine it might spoil someone's breeding plans if he did.
A bull running free is pretty scary tho' isn't it?

The Weaver of Grass said...

Frugal - whether he managed to 'do the deed' we shall have to wait and see!!
Thanks everyone - all is quiet and serene this morning at any rate.