Monday, 1 June 2009


some excitement in my garden this morning when hubby spotted this visitor.Didnt help when one of my dogs spotted it and was barking like mad but after getting here indoors Graham went off down to the farm and I closed the gate to keep the calf in.That wasn't good enough and ,after having a good walk around the garden she went up behind the shrubs in front of her on this photo and jumped over the fence into field next door.Of course he had left his gate open and off the calf trotted back up the road.I was really worried as the road bends and the cars speed along toward the village.So there was I waving like mad at all the cars trying to get them to slow down while a neighbour tried to catch up to the calf.Last seen heading through the fields toward the top road.apparently it wasnt the local farmers so goodness know where it has come from.
The good news is because I decided to take some pics I got its tag on one of the photos so its owner can be traced.Makes a change from birdwatching I suppose

9 comments:

Jayne said...

Oh my goodness Sheila you really do get some unusual garden visitors, not sure I want that one in ours mind lol
Jayne

swatson said...

It was a real shock Jayne luckily it wasn't too big and was more frightened of me than the other way around.

Warren Baker said...

Is this a garden tick ? :-)

denzil said...

it seems that there is never a dull moment in your garden sheila, lol.

denis

karen said...

Wow!! That is fantastic Sheila!!! You really do get a wonderful selection in your garden!! i would love to have a garden big enough for a cow to wander through!!! Beats the cat anyday!!!! x

Steve said...

Pity it wasn't followed by an oxpecker eh, Sheila?

swatson said...

thanks for you hilarious comments warren and steve.What next I ask myself lol.Trouble is denis at my age I really love dull moments.
Karen the trouble with large gardens is more and larger weeds lol
Sheila

ShySongbird said...

Goodness Sheila! I know I said it was magic but this is getting ridiculous!! Whatever next? ;) I remember as a child we used to get cows in our front garden on market day as they were being walked down by the farmer, my brother and I thought it was wonderful but our parents weren't quite so impressed!

I do hope it got back home safely, it would have worried me too, what a blessing you got the tag on camera.

I'm a bit concerned about your lovely garden now, did it do much damage?

swatson said...

oh my dear shysongbird.I feel guilty when you say"your'e lovely garden"because you only see the little bits I photograph and not the majority of it which has been left because we can't keep on top of it.It didnt go near my back garden which is the one we keep reasonably tidy.The reason it felt quite happy is because most of it looks just like a field lol.