Friday, August 19, 2011
Checking Cows with Dad
There is absolutely nothing I enjoy more in this world than riding with my dad through the fields to check cows - I remember when I was young that would be our question and answer time... I would ask about 3579 questions, and dad would be patient and answer every one. It would be so exciting when we found a cow with a new calf - I would get to hold it while dad castrated and tagged it - and I would love to pet it's little head and soft ears and couldn't wait to watch it grow. I remember the exact place we were the first time I got to tag my first calf. I was so excited and so proud - I felt like I was really growing up.
Things really haven't changed much since then... I enjoy checking cows with my dad just as much as I did back then and I still love the feeling of soft, curly hair on a newborn calf's head. Looking back, I now know that most of my knowledge I gained about cattle was learned from the passenger side of my dad's truck. I wouldn't trade a single thing in this world for the memories of those moments and the lessons learned while checking cows with dad.