In my opinion, Winter is the most miserable time of year for a cowboy. They have to go around breaking ice and feeding. I HATE feeding. It’s extremely boring and makes me sleepy. I know, I know…poor cows gotta eat, right? The only thing I am looking forward to this feed season, is Truett getting to go along every now and then. It gives me a much needed break and I’m sure he enjoyes the time with his Pa:)
A siren or yelling, “OOOOOOOOooooooooo” (in a two-tone voice), is the most effective way of calling cattle to feed. I prefer the second because the first one makes me feel like I’m being chased by some cop or something.
It only takes a couple of hollers for the cows to start tricklin’ in.
Here’s me hanging out the window trying to get a picture that would have been much easier to get if I had just gotten out of the pickup! My man flips a switch and feed comes out in so many lbs.
It’s funny how cows can see a truck coming right at them and not even think to move outta the way, but pour some cake out and they know the sound the feed wagon makes & what it means, how to find the trail, and spread out-n-share.