Tonight we found a treasure. Now the definition of treasure is for sure in the eye of the beholder, but in this case – it was truly a very good find!
It all starts with our cow yard fence that needed to be fixed. We’ve put it off for quite a few years and honestly it was time to replace it. You could kind of see the cows laughing at the gates that have been put up and Ed would just literally push them out of his way if the cows wanted to get through. He’s kind of a ring leader if you haven’t figured that out yet. So Daryl had a whole wagon of fresh lumber from the lumber yard that he picked up after work tonight and that was this weeks task. He wanted to fix the fence and had asked for Kyle’s help with the project.
There was some talk at first about putting back in gates or some other kind of sectioned off things in the yard, but the final verdict was going to be replaced with a good old fashioned fence. Yup, I’m loving it! Daryl usually gets home pretty late from work, so he knew that it was going to take a couple of days to get the work finished. The project started Monday night and it was off to a great start! Then with kind of a smirk on Daryl’s face, both him and Kyle were looking down on the cement in this one part of the cow yard. I had no idea what they were doing, so off I go to investigate. The only thing that I knew that was in this part of the cow yard was some dirt and weeds that grew up.
What they found was some very small foot prints in the cement. No one had a clue that they were there and it seems like this is the second time that this has happened in the past couple of years to us on the farm. But honestly I have no idea how Daryl didn’t know that they were there. I mean this is the side of the barn with the basketball hoop on and I’m thinking that many hours were spent shooting hoops while waiting for the cows to get done milking.
So the next question is who’s are they? The best guess using when the lot was cemented was that it is either Daryl’s or his younger sister’s foot prints.
Now even though these foot prints are only about 6 inches long and have been there for a very long time, it’s about the coolest thing to find them. It literally is like finding a hidden treasure. And when you look at these tiny prints you can just imagine Daryl’s dad holding one of the kids up above the cement and telling them that they can be the one that gets to mark this spot. It just makes you smile doesn’t it? It truly makes your belly feel good and it was a great treasure to find.