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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Farm Girl Mel...

One nice day in December, the guys were working cattle.  This means that the cattle are vaccinated.  Mel and I went over to watch supervise.  I just happened to have my camera.  I was capturing Mel being the little farm girl that she loves being when my mind began to wander.  Surprising, I know!!!!!
I rented the movie Temple Grandin several months ago.

I actually think it was like a year ago.
Anyhow, Brad saw it and decided it was too much of a chick flick for him so he went outside and I started watching it.

He came in before it was over and saw that there were cattle in it and watched the rest of it with me. (Proof that you can't judge a movie by its cover.) Then we had to watch it again because he missed the beginning.  Of course, I didn't complain because it is such a good movie.

The movie is about an autistic girl, Temple Grandin.  She was diagnosed with autism in the '50s.  People didn't know a lot about autism then.  She spent the summer on a cattle farm and could relate to the anxiety that the cattle were feeling when they were being "worked" or in a loading chute.  She became a professor of animal science.

One of the things she realized was that cattle are calmed if they are able to walk in a curved pattern instead of a straight line.  You can see an example in the photo below...

Seeing this is what led my mind to wander...
Here is a closer look... 
Now back to the cuteness that is Mel... 
I couldn't decide if I like this photo better in color or black and white so I posted both.  You can be the judge! 
She could have stood on this gate all day long... 

And then she discovered the mud puddle... 


No go watch the movie, Temple Grandin.  You'll love it!


  1. she's cute!

    and i loved that movie. a fascinating woman!

  2. love it in color and black and white she is a cutie either way....I need to find that movie...

  3. Sarah. I am going to put you on my blog list We were at a Beef convention and she was the guest speaker. She is very knowledgeable when it come to how animals think.


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