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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Artist Studio Tour and Charolais Bull Charge

Once a year, we have a great event in our little farming/artist community. A 3-day en plein air competition takes place. In addition, visitors are invited to the many artist studios we have in Spring City. Every year more and more people come from the big city and the surrounding communities.
Many people came to my Art Sale. We studied Palladio's villas in Italy. Always, Palladio designed a center hallway with rooms open to either side. We were told that we were wasting too much space. This hallway has had many functions. A dinner for 40, an artist reception, a wedding and much more. Yesterday it was a gathering place for my "Artist Studio Tour."

(This is only one small table)

One gentlemen liked all of my rustic plates

He purchased every one of them

That same evening all artists enjoyed a fabulous Dutch Oven Dinner at the Anderson Barn. The Andersons have restored a fine old homestead including a very special stone barn. Often we get together to celebrate in this great structure.
Everything was fine until we returned home. The huge Charolais Bull was out of the pasture. He was happy with the tall alfalfa but unhappy because he was separated from his ladies.

A rodeo ensued. It was too frightening to take a picture so I am borrowing this one from the State University of Oklahoma.

We were able to get the bull back into the pasture, but then he realized where he was. He went for our truck. He was furious. This guy is huge! By racing the truck through the pasture, in a zig zag fashion, we avoided his charging, massive body. Now, he became confused. He headed for the biggest tree near the fence line and totally demolished the tree. In the meantime, we opened a causeway to another pasture. The cows knew the signal and the bull followed still attacking everything in his way.
Something needs to be done with this big guy. Our farmer friend tells us that the bull needs a new zipcode.


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