Friday, February 20, 2009

The Cows Came Home...


Here I am... without a thing in the world to post about. I haven't been out antiquing, refinishing, rearranging or any other "ing". As I browse around from blog to blog, oohing and aahing over the latest vignettes, tablescapes and flea market finds, all filled with such inspiration and here I am drawing a blank.

So until I can get out of this blogger's block...this is the best I can come up with....COWS. yep. cows.





We raise cattle and most days, I am oblivious to them as they just seem to become part of the landscape.






(whoops! How did those get in here?)



Other days I am most annoyed for they usually find an opening in the fencing to come eat our apple trees.





And alot of the time - I am REALLY mad for the wandering calf who causes his Mama to MOO all night long calling for him.




But I really don't pay any attention to them at all...




I mean, sure they are CUTE when they are little....






but I don't spend my free time thinking about them...




I mean just because we live on a ranch....





Doesn't make me a "COWgirl" or anything....





So nope, I never give them a second thought....





Or glance....



Just keeping my thoughts strictly on making my home as cozy as can be...


So until I can get past this mental block, forgive me the pictures of the bovine group. ;)

Have a great weekend!

29 comments:

Cass said...

Loved the pictures of your cows, both the outside ones and the inside ones. It seems very exotic to me, that you raise cattle. Around here, in northern New Jersey, all I raise are eyebrows.

Although just ten miles west of here, there are quite a few small cattle farms. Ranches? Farms? Good grief, I don't even know what to call them, but I love to drive past! There is something so timeless and wonderful about cows.

Thanks!
Cass

Melissa Miller said...

Awwww! Love your cows! :)

Brenda said...

I was also raised on a farm, but I'm certainly not the farm type. In fact, when I was a teenager I was on a date and my data asked me what kind of cows my dad raised. I sure didn't know so I said "Dalmation Cows." They were black and white.

Anyway, loved the post. It was entertaining even if it was off the cuff.

Cathy said...

Aww I love your cows! I love farms, anything with livestock, LOL and I'm not a cowgirl. Hey I'm the one that has NOTHING to write about so MOOOOOOve over, ROFL.

{{Hugs}}

Cathy

salmagundi said...

Enjoyed the pictures of the cows - both real and on canvas, etc. I'm going through blog block, too; so posted sheep pictures yesterday. Have a glorious weekend. Sally

marty39 said...

Oh I love ranches. Your cows are all wonderful to me, and especially the little one. Your gorgeous paintings, dishes, trays and figurines of cows are all just stunning. What a fabulous place to live. Hugs, Marty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Laurie, I love your cows! Interior and exterior! I didn't know that you raise cattle. Oh, the calves are so cute! I haven't been around cows much. Once, we went to stay in a mobile home for a weekend of horseback riding at a friend's cattle farm. One morning, when I got up and started to make the coffe, I got up and looked out the window, and there was a cow right next to the trailer, blocking the entire window! He was huge, and I was concerned that he would turn the trailer over. He had to be coaxed back to his herd. That's my only cattle story, but it was an interesting morning for me! You have such pretty "cow" treasures in your house. I enjoyed seeing them. laurie

Happy To Be said...

Girl you are too funny...loved all your cows...really love the cow dishes and hey I know your no Cow girl ms. Gilroy...hugs and smiles dear friend..Gl♥ria

Bo said...

I didn't know you lived on a ranch! I was always a little bit afraid of cows when I was growing up...maybe I still am...LOL...I loved this fun post... ;-) Bo

Bobbi Jo said...

I love, love, love cows. Great pictures thank you for sharing. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Linda said...

Those cows are so cute! I found some cow napkin rings recently and will picture them in my blog tomorrow. Anyway, I love all the cow stuff - real and accessories! Linda

Anonymous said...

Oh cows :) so cute, my daughter gave me the cutest little pitcher in the shape of a cow years ago, I love it.

Can I ask you a question... what is cow tipping ???

Loved this post,
Kathy :)

ceekay said...

Cows look so pretty out in the fields. And then I had a friend that raised milking cows. OMG, they are a LOT of work! and big!
But, I see you have some nice and behaved cows in the mix!

lvroftiques said...

Well I can clearly see that you have given them little more than a passing thought......Lol!!!...And why would ya, with them all over the darn place? *winks* SO you are definitely NOT having a cow!...cows....you know what I'm sayin' *winks* Vanna

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Ah...yes...I can see you don't give them a little thought! LOL...they are lovingly all over your house! Great post...(you said you had a block?) Have a mooo valous weekend!

Stacey said...

Hmmm...I think they have sneaked into your mind a little more than you think. Who can blame you. They are beautiful and sweet. Let's just not think about the rest.

nikkicrumpet said...

LOL you're not cow crazy...nope not you! They are cute when they're little...but after living with cows in my backyard for 18 years....I sure know they aren't QUIET neighbors...dang cows can be loud when they feel like it! Cute post!!! I love your cow collection.

Susan said...

I love your cow pictures! Forgive me if I copy a few for my background on my laptop! I love cows and yes I know they are stinky and noisy! I also love all of your cow nik naks!

kimmcl said...

Your post was a crack-up! Your taste is amazing and you have become one of my favorite (if not THE favorite) blogs to visit. I had to congratulate you on being HGTV's pick today! What an accomplishment. Although I'm not surprised. You've been in my HGTV favorites for a long time and I occasionally check back at your space for some inspiration. So thanks!
Kim

Angie said...

You have some beautiful cow pieces! I also loved seeing the real ones too! Just saw your GORGEOUS home on HGTV.com and you definitely earned the honor of being the pick of the day. I would love to see your house ion person. You really have the decorating talent! Can I tell you how much I covet your kitchen?! Everything about it is just perfect! Have a great Sunday and week!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Laurie! Thanks so much for stoppping by and for your nice comment! I appreciate it!

This post had me LOL! I can see very clearly that you "never" think about cows!!!
Love your artwork BTW!
Have a fabulous week!
;-D

Picket said...

Girl I love this!!!! I would live to live ona farm and have cows..My grandmother use to raise baby calves and we would have to help feed them the bottles..ohhhh sweet!!! She had an old milk cow that I adored..I'd go to the gate and call her and she'd come just a running with her cow bell tinkling!

Yeah I can see you are just cold hearted about the cows..it's a shame they don't 'inspire' you at all! lol lol

Have a great week sweetie!

Nancy said...

What a sweet post! I know you really love those cows..that baby is adorable! I love all the cow decor you have...it's country but elegant!

Susan S. said...

Love all the cow pictures....what a collection. And the REAL cows are too cute. I know they probably don't like petting but I'd sure like to pet one!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

What a cute post and gorgeous dishes at the same time with your cows. Too funny.

We miss you when you don't post, you know!!

Donna

LillyB said...

Oh I loved the pictures!!! There's nothing wrong with being a Cow-girl! LOL
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Love Lilly

Heather said...

You are hysterical! I laughed and laughed through this post!! Love the pictures of the cows- the real ones and the decorative ones!! Hope you are having a great time in D.C.!!!
I am sure you will be coming home to A LOT of work!!! 3 men........6 days........may take you 6 weeks to bring it back together!!!
Hugs
Heather:)

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kanishk said...

There is something so timeless and wonderful about cows.

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