Sunday, 2 August 2009

Challenge: Cattle Herding Post 17 - Try, Try Again


Rounding up cattle, take two.

After our first attempt (and subsequent failure) at herding the Heffa, Stewart and Stanley join us to give us a much-needed guiding hand/paw.


And would you believe it? Slowly but surely we get the hang of it. Driving Cattle through meadows, over hills and into valleys, all the while on the look out for any strays that we need to pick up on the way - in the end we herd a little over 220.


Two Hundred and Twenty.

This. Is. Not. Easy.

Herding this amount of lumbering beasts across such rough terrain needs extremely high levels of physical energy, sharp concentration and impeccable teamwork.

It's like controlling running water I guess, moving around it to stop it spilling over into the wrong direction and gently, slowly coercing it to the lake you want it to go to.


End of the day score? +201.

We did good today, as Stewart mentioned previously. It's no big deal if we don't get them all, the fact that we moved so many was a surprise.

Teamwork. All about the teamwork.

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