The trick to not being discovered until it is too late is to become part of the expected surroundings. Stealth is more the art of blending in with the background than sneaking through dark shadows.Raymond E. Feist
I know that you’re not supposed to have favourites
But I do.
This girl. Daisy Mae. My favouritest favourite cow.
I love her for her great big personality, and her utter Queenly-ness. She is pure diva. She’s a girl who know what she wants and who will do everything to get it!
Right now we are weaning late calves. They are locked in the yards being fed premium hay and molasses, while the rest of the herd makes do with end-of-winter pastures. All our cows LOVE molasses, and they love grassy lucerne hay even more. But it’s expensive, especially after Australia’s long summer of bushfires and the continued drought. So only the calves get the hay.
Ben restocks the feeder (a big contraption for holding hay) in the yards daily and Daisy Mae has become very cunning about sneaking up to steal hay from the tray of the truck when Ben’s back is turned. She will hide behind trees, other cows, or even stand out in the open, looking innocent – waiting for her chance. She’s a big girl but gee she is quick on her feet. Her stealth pays off. Almost every day she manages to grab a mouthful of that forbidden and delectable hay.
Here’s her latest trickery, caught in images (see below) as she sneaks from behind the tree, steals what she can and then races back to stand in the open by the tree again as if nothing had happened.
You’ve gotta admire her sass!
Daisy Mae is a fine role model for focus and determination.
Love, hugs, and the sweet smell of grassy hay, Nicole xx
10 thoughts on “Daisy Mae, Ninja Stealth Cow!”
Udderly delightful (yeah.. I said it) 🙂 Daisy Mae is not the only stealth ninja. Cudos to the photographer 😉 Love this story. Thanks so much NIcole.
Awwww she’s a beautiful cow!
What a sneaky, sassy & smart girl you are Daisy Mae! ❤️
I love how clever cows are. They have won me over that’s for sure. A few of the herd who live on the property we grow veggies at have learnt if they follow me around for long enough, and moo, moooooo, moooooooooo I’ll eventually share some garden goodies with them. They have trained me well! ha ha
So sweet…it’s hilarious even imagining the stealth of a young cow…soooo sweet indeed..XXOO
She looks young, but she’s actually no spring chicken any more. She’s Queen of the Herd, and she expects to be treated as such!
Thank you Nicole and Daisy Mae. Feeling low but you made me smile. Love pics of your animals on the farm.
Big hugs to you, Anne
I love your updates about your farm. My cousin in Switzerland has cows (the big black ones that look like Spanish bulls) and your stories make me think of them.
I know you’re still in the process of writing your book, but I think you have some great material for children’s books as well.
Hope you stay safe and well!
Thanks Stacey! It has been quite busy here between the possum and the snake and the sneaky cow! Hope you are all good there too. Stay safe xx
I love that saga! Go Daisy Mae. The pictures capture her perfectly. Thank you for the uplift.
Isn’t she just the best!