Movin’ On Up


Beulah Petunia came kicking and screaming (well, in her dignified, obstinate cow way) from her old pasture in the meadow bottom to her new digs up by the house yesterday afternoon. She stopped by her old milk stand to say goodbye.

Actually, she thought I was there to milk her, but instead we were leaving. It was all very confusing.

We took her out of the pasture and down the road.

She kept trying to stop and pick daisies. I told her, “Wait till you see the grass in your new field!”

No need to try and control a baby. Baby goes where mama goes.

Then we headed up the driveway.

And Beulah Petunia said, “You’ve got to be kidding me!” I told her that I understood. It was gonna be a climb. But she could do it! BP dug her heels in while Morgan shoved on her butt and 52 pulled on the rope attached to her halter.

When I wasn’t taking pictures, I was pulling on her, too. And singing to her.

I’m totally sure it was the singing that finally got her to move.

You know, to get me to shut up.

BP strolling past the garden.

We had to take her through the gates in and out of the goat yard.

BP strolling past Jack, who was a bit distraught over the unexpected COW passage.

BP heading past the chicken house.

BP, home where she belongs.

She was very excited about all the vegetation.

This is where I’ve always wanted my cow to be. This close to the house.

We’ll be like two peas in a pod.

Well, three.

Baby, napping in the tall, tall grass after the long walk up the hill to their new home.

I can PET HER ANYTIME I WANT. She’s just a few steps right outside the door.

And then I milked BP. RIGHT BY THE HOUSE. It was a beautiful thing.


  1. Sheila Z says:

    Now that’s what I like to see, a cow knee deep in grass. At least until it freezes out. Then hay will have to do until spring.

  2. bonita says:

    Okay, I understand this was a post about moving BP and precious calf closer to the house. I get it. But I have a question about passing the chicken house. Are there really two chairs there set up for viewing the goings on in the chicken yard, or is that were the wide screen TV is installed?

  3. Sheila Z says:

    bonita, that’s just Chicken TV. The country version of reality TV.

  4. Nancy in Iowa says:

    LOL, Bonita and Sheila!!! I wouldn’t mind sitting back in one of those chairs, watching the chicken action. But the best seats in the “house” are on the porch! Imagine seeing all those lovely animals! I think the sheep need to be moved closer, too.

  5. Christina says:

    Yay! That’s so great!! What a lovely cow BP is, and how totally cute GB is!!

  6. judydee says:

    I feel better now too!! Maybe I’m part herd dog, but I like the idea of everybody being up close and in sight. Good job!!

  7. lauren says:

    awww it is a beautiful thing ๐Ÿ™‚ I have one question though, do you have a problem with flies? or is there a trick to keeping their numbers down? I have only 7 chickens and the flies are killing me this year!

  8. RockWhisperer says:

    Oh, what a great view from the porch! What a sweet calf.

  9. glenda says:

    I was wondering if you had moved her since the calf. These little things under our control like having the animals real handy, makes our lives so much easier.

    She will love the new place and all that fresh grass.

  10. Cheryl LeMay says:

    Boy! That really was a haul! I can’t believe you had to milk her that far away.That was quite an ordeal.This is much better for everyone.

  11. Beth Brown says:

    Boy oh boy – you would have a hard time getting me off the porch with a view like that!!! I just love being able to sit on my sofa and being able to see the horses. And the chickens – our one rooster loves to come up on the deck, stand in front of the sliding glass doors and then cockle doodle doo-ing!

  12. Jo says:

    I have a couple chairs set up by my chickens house too….watching my chickens is as relaxing as sitting around a bonfire, for me.

    I’m so happy you moved her close to the house! How wonderful to have them that close! :happyfeet:

  13. Nancy says:

    I love how 52 had the front end, your daughter had the back end and you walked along taking pictures! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    BP is such a beautiful, elegant cow.

  14. Drucillajoy says:

    Just beautiful…all of it & what a content atmosphere it looks to be with BP & GB so close.
    And are those hickory nut trees in the chicken yard, they look like it.
    I can understand the chicken-TV, I have bee-TV out here in my yard with a chair set up for frequent viewing.
    Thanks for the glimpse into your life…I love it!

  15. Kim says:

    bonita obviously doesn’t have chickens or she would know that chickens are much more entertaining than TV. Chairs by the chicken yard are a must!

  16. B. Ruth says:

    Is all the wooded area fenced in …so it would make it harder for wandering cayotes..etc…
    Why don’t you get a old timey cow bell and leather collar for BP…that way when she is in the woods a short walk and a listen will locate her behind the trees…of course the calf should always be with her…
    I just love to hear a deep cow bell sound when they are grazing
    and BP look reminds me of olden day pictures of cows from Grandmaws that had bells on….LOL

  17. Tea4too0 says:

    Suzanne, beautiful baby. I am glad to see her closer to the house. Next time, load baby up if you can and mama will follow you pretty quick like. Ours always followed and sometimes beat us there, lol.

  18. carolj says:

    Everytime I see BP written here I immediately think of that awful BP oil fiasco! :hissyfit: Please just refer to her as Beulah!??!

  19. Su says:

    I envy you such a view!! They look very content, having finally reached their new home. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Melinda says:

    You do have some beautiful cows!

  21. bonita says:

    Nope, Bonita does not have chickens, no chance for Chicken TV, alas. (City is anti-livestock.) Come to think of it though, I do sit on my back porch and watch starlings, chickadees, nut hatches and their friends. Guess you could say I have Feather TV.

  22. Cindy says:

    Ahhh, life’s good.

  23. Barbee' says:

    Baby looks all tuckered out. That was quite a walk for the little one. Interesting idea to haul the baby and mom would follow. How? Wheelbarrow, little red wagon? Jack’s so funny; his mouth has dropped open in disbelief of what his eyes behold.

  24. Carol says:

    Have I ever told you how much I love that toupee BP sports on top of her head?

  25. Miss Becky says:

    oh I love this photo story. the first photo, with the taut rope and BP standing still is a wonderful spot to begin, and then Glory Bee snoozing in the grass is a wonderful spot to end. oh joy. beautiful. just beautiful. thanks Suzanne. if you only knew even a fraction of the pleasure and joy you give me each morning with these stories and photos. God bless you, Suzanne McMinn. And all your family. each and every one. :heart: :airkiss: :hug:

  26. Alicia says:

    Uh oh. Don’t let baby girl push on her butt again. If it makes her mad and she kicks, she’s done. That little one is a beauty!!! :cowsleep:

  27. JOJO says:

    Suzanne, I keep waiting to see a post with Glory Bee on the front porch!!
    By the way, are you working on laying in your supply of foil?
    —-just wondering.

  28. Amber says:

    They look right at home :cowsleep:

  29. Carol says:

    so glad you finally got your cow closer to home.

  30. Judy says:

    They’re home ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the bottom picture.

  31. Runningtrails - Sheryl says:

    That baby is just too beautiful for words!! I’d be petting her all the time too! That new pasture does look rich with nice green growth!

  32. lisa b says:

    they look very happy in the new home.. I enjoy my visit to your blog

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