Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ms. Ruthie Moo Moo and Me...

Yesterday, my husband brought up the cows to graze in the field next to our homestead

I don't often get to see our cows as we usually keep them in another field down the road

the young bull loves to "play"...
and it takes all my husband's strength to keep him under control when moving him

he is very curious about me at the moment, and he stares at me while munching his grass

since I am on the other side of the fence, it doesn't concern me too much...
as he has the knack for romping towards a person to encourage playful activity
he isn't aggressive but, doesn't know his own size and strength...
and truth be told, I stay clear of him

after he's lost his curiousness about me, he continues on with his grazing...
with a cattle egret for company

now, Ms. Ruthie Moo Moo, who is the bull's mom...
she is such a gentle cow and so sweet

she became very curious and came over to the fence to check out my doings
I could hear her lumbering up to me with her soft snorting as she started to sniff at me

I was busy picking the hibiscus sorrel and gave her one to see if she liked it
she took it eagerly and promptly spit it back out
so now I know she doesn't care for sorrel

she opted instead, for a young papaya tree growing just over the other side of the fence
those leaves of the papaya tree are as bitter as can be but, she loves them...
while she disliked the tartness of the hibiscus sorrel

I get my share of curious stares when outside to do this and that...
and this wee peeper gave me a good looking over at what I was doing at the sorrel bushes

there was a flurry of tiny wren peepers from a papaya tree behind me...
of fledglings taking flight from their nest as anxious parents noisely encouraged...
their young ones to come out into the big, wide world

this wee one could barely fly as yet...
but, I knew the mama and papa wrens would take good care of it until it was safely in the air
truly wonderful the instincts God has given His animals for these things 

as the Bible says...
For every beast of the forest is mine,
and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
I know all the fowls of the mountains:
and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
If I were hungry, I would not tell thee:
for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
Psalm 50:10-12

May your day or night be full of God's grace.


  1. Such a darling little wren! Your photography is wonderful! I am always struck by your serene and beautiful place in the world. Thanks for the wonderful feedback on my shop! Nice to hear from you!

  2. Dear Jean, I think this huge bull would not know his own strength, maybe this is where they get the saying "Like a Bull in a China Shop" I also love the quote of scripture you shared today. It has always brought me comfort even while in this drought. My Hubby loves to help Him, by feeding the birds!
    Lovely as always... Blessings, Roxy

  3. Truly wonderful.
    Blessings :-)

  4. Your peaceful life must be a balsam for the soul and I'm really glad to find you! I always have been keen on cottage life and I'm impressed by the beauty of your photos. Happy nwe week!!!

  5. I love the moments you record. Even the wild animals around your place seem happy and content. :o)

  6. An absolutely beautiful series of photos. Thank you so much for sharing.