While the men were working on the wall, I was in the house. As I walked outside to feed the fish, this is what I saw. This cow is getting bolder. She turned around and looked at me as if to say 'what's the problem?' I'm finding all cows wear the very same expression... that blank stare. I shouted down to Kevin to let him know about our visitor. It's the third time in a little over a week so it's feeling an awful lot like a pattern. Martin and Primo came up, too, to help guide the beast down our property, past the hatchery and through the narrow opening where the aqueduct meets the river. Who would have thought a cow would wander in through there? I had left the men dealing with ousting the cow while I went to the bank in Santa Maria. When I got back, the men were hard at work. I came around the corner of the house to the 'backyard' and she was munching my flowers. Oye!
I called out to Kevin again, and he came up to help me steer her back off the property, once again. She's tenacious, I'll give her that. We managed to get her out and off she trod down the river and up the other side. Kevin wound some rope around two posts in hopes of deterring any more cows moving freely onto our property. Good job done, until Martin told us he saw the cow cross the river further down and make her way back onto our side. Seriously? We found her on the driveway so we egged her on and pushed her forward. We opened the gate and cornered her in such a way that she had no better choice but to go through it. Later, when I was telling our guest, Ingrid, about our little adventure, she mentioned that while she was walking on the trail closest to the river, she had bumped into 3 black and white cows. She said they just turned around and followed her; however, had she not been there to distract them, I'm sure they would have also found their way onto our property. We may have to think about better fencing. Strange that it's only been happening recently. Maybe there's a fencing issue on our neighbour's side? Of course, always looking for the silver lining, our unexpected visitor left us some precious gold nuggets ;)
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