Becky's Farm Life

The simple life, living off God's land, one day at a time.

What a Day? Mad Bull

   The man came and tried to get the bull yesterday morning, he had brought an other man with him. Two hours of chasing the bull and almost getting him in the trailer but bull broke through them. The bull ran around the yard then broke the gate to get back into his field. Tommy always went out and helped load cows, while I stayed in the house. Boy, I sure wish he was here again. The men left without the bull and said they’d be back last night.

   The man came back by his self. The bull went into the stall and we used a rope to hold the gate closed so he could not get out. The man had me hold the rope to keep a 500lb  mad bull in there. I had no gloves on and no where to wrap the rope around but my hands. Well the bull didn’t want to stay in there, and he pushed and rammed the gate. I kept losing my grip on the rope, which allowed the gate to open some. After 10 minutes of fighting with this mad bull, some thing popped in my chest and by now I have rope burn and now a big deep cut on my finger where the rope was. My nerves are shot now, and I’m shaking all over. I told the man I could not hold any longer and let go. He was not happy but he was also smart enough not to open his mouth. He did say he would be back today with a gun that would put the bull to sleep while they loaded it. I said good and walked away.

   I had wondered if my decision was right to get rid of the bull was right, NOW I have no doubts, none! The sooner that bull leaves the happier I’ll be.

   The guy brought my truck back last night. He said that with the big trucks, it had extra oil lines for pulling large loads. And since I would no longer be pulling loads, he did away with the lines and plugged the holes. Total cost $2.00. Thank you Lord. The guy has worked on Tommy’s and my trucks for years.  So I know he has blessed me when he fixed my truck the last two times. Please pray the Lord would bless this guy.

   My farm will now just be chickens and gardens.   That decision has been made very very clear. No more cows, I can’t handle them by my self.

   It has rained here on and off now for more than two weeks. So getting into the garden to work has not happened.

   Yesterday was an eye opening day, and I’m so glad it’s over. I know the Lord walked closely with me yesterday. And for that I’m thankful.

   Life was so much easier when there was two of us making decisions.  Now every time I make one, I wondered if it’s right.




“Forgive always, and show unconditional love to everyone you meet.”


April 1, 2009 - Posted by | beef cow, blessings, farming, garden, self sufficiency | , , , ,


  1. Becky,
    There are still two of you making decesions. You and the Lord. He does walk with you each day and night. He cares about even the simplest things. Depend on Him and He will not let you down.
    It is good to downsize a bit. You don’t realize what another person did until they are not around or can no longer do the work. You must make it to where you are not stressed all the time.
    There will actually come a day, believe it or not that you can get through without weeping. It does take time though. I found that work was good, it helped my mind.
    I feel so sorry that you have to go through this, even though I know it does happen. I would never wish the pain on another person. Most can not understand how bad it hurts. The folks who helped me the most were actually those who had been through the same thing. Others can only imagine and when you imagine it is nothing like reality.
    I enjoyed the sympathy card that mentioned something personal about my husband. I treasure them.
    Hang in there.
    Mrs. Olson

    Comment by Debbie Olson | April 1, 2009 | Reply

  2. Your husband would be so very proud of you. He would say, “Look at my wife! Look at her faith. Look how strong she is. She learned so much. and she knows how to trust the Lord.”

    Pray for some rabbits when you get your garden going. They can eat some of the scraps and provide you with meat inexpensively. And you don’t need a bunch of fancy cages for them. Colonize them in a small building that they can’t dig out of.

    You are doing so well. You are strong, caring for your family so well. And you know that the Lord hasn’t forgotten you. There is a tomorrow. And another tomorrow after that. And it will be easier than yesterday.


    Comment by teri | April 1, 2009 | Reply

  3. The last two posters have said it so beautifully there is little more for me to add. Just know that I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Comment by Linda | April 1, 2009 | Reply

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