Upside the head?

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  1. capper

    capper Premium Member

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    On another thread here about parental punishment, getting hit upside the head was mentioned a few times and that triggered some other (real old) memories for me.
    Any of you farm kids remember working around dairy cattle - getting ready to milk, and getting swatted along side the head by a cows tail full of mud- burrs and maybe hardend poop? Dang it! but that would hurt. I think some of those old bossies had an evil streak and knew exactly what they were doing.
     
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  2. 6Speed

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    Yep, I've been kicked by a mule too. That hurts!!!!!
     
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  3. Waif

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    That was me getting swatted...
    I have not got in a fist fight with cops or authorities since either.
    No criminal record.
    Rule #1 is don't break rules. Rule # 2 is , don't get caught...


    Tailswish,bop!
    One farm had a couple kickers in the mix.. Interesting how far to the side one can kick.
    Not as bad as getting stepped on , rolled on, bit, and pushed against stall wall or fences , by horses though...

    That was the same farm that let it's steers in with the milk cows. Washing bags , and come up to a steer....

    The worst was a cow dragging after birth behind her.
     
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    That actually explains a lot... :p :lol:
     
  5. DanSS26

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    Worked on a dairy farm from 13 yrs old to 21 yrs old. Got that tail upside the head more than a few times washing bags. One broke three toes when she stepped on my foot. Goog times.
     
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    Yea, some girls here have been kicked by a dying rabbit too. That must have been terrible and makes a lot of sense too...
     
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    Horse got me. My elbow swelled up like a musk mellon.
     
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    Kicked and bit, both hurt bad
     
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    That side kick got me all the time. One cow I was not sad to see go
     
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    At about 10 yrs old I got nailed right on the pelvis buy an obstinate pony that refused to get stalled. Thank God for flexible young bones, but that left a hell of a bruise.
     
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  11. That explains a lot :p
     
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    I got more concerned when they would simply lift their tail....

    I wonder if that is where the term derriere ("dairy air") came from.... ;)
     
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    They test you as to how fast you can move when their tails lift! :woohoo1:
     
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    When we were kids we used to work on my uncle's dairy
    farm a lot during the summer.

    My aunt and uncle both worked nights, so the morning
    milking was delegated to us kids. The oldest of my
    cousins was 15 or so, the rest of us a little younger.

    Seems like there was always one cow that liked to kick
    when we tried to put the milker on. One particular cow
    I remember got really bad at it, or good at it if you will.
    We all collected bruises and scrapes from this particular
    beast and after explaining a number of times why the milking
    wasn't done by breakfast, we got a stern lecture from my uncle
    about getting things done and no excuse, etc. He decided
    he would have to demonstrate how to deal with the kicking
    beast and we all dutifully followed him to the barn.

    After another lecture demonstrating the proper way to
    put a milker on, during which the cow looked on with,
    I swear, a contemptuous and anticipatory smile, ignoring
    our warnings, my uncle slung the strap over her back and
    tried to sling the milker on it. The cow kicked the milker
    across the barn floor.. several times. We tried to tell him
    it was just a warm-up and the worst was yet to come, but
    to no avail. Each attempt to put the milker on brought an
    increasingly violent response. The cow was enjoying herself
    immensely and my uncle was, of course, growing increasingly
    irate.

    Finally, the moment the cow had been waiting for came. My
    uncle, in his anger, made a small mistake and the cow kicking
    around the stanchion divider, caught him squarely where no
    man, since our species came into existence, ever wants to be kicked.

    We stood in shocked silence for several breaths, then someone
    giggled and we couldn't help it, we burst into laughter.

    After uncle had recovered enough to pick himself off the barn floor,
    he told us he should take a milker strap to us for laughing but he
    wasn't feeling well and needed to go to the house.

    We turned the cow loose, she walked around the barnyard like a queen
    until the truck came to take her to the sale.

    We spent the next couple days in dread of punishment for laughing
    at my uncle's misfortune, but he evidently decided to let sleeping
    dogs lie.
     
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