Thursday, September 5, 2019

Experiencing Cow Chip Toss First Hand

Identifying a freshly dumped pattie
Chatham Cow Chipping Competition was long over when I visited my brother at his town of Chatham.  As I promised, here are some times that I enjoyed and shared with my brother Don. Do not expect any great thoughts.

You cannot make any of this up. Good times were had by all.

I was active in finding and scooping up the patty.

Notice that the patty is the size of a toilet seat.

Checking product for correct dry and texture
Considering aerodynamic and wind direction.
Disappointment at the failed toss. It went about
7 to 9 feet. Oh, well. Next year.


The patty now lies in my yard. It will disintegrate
in time.  

 My brother Don contacted his friend Gene, who cleared the field of cows for our adventure. The field was loaded with products. We had much product from which to choose.

Don spent a lot of time on farms over his 72
years. He is so much fun to share our
stories and memories.
He also possesses so much knowledge about
livestock and farm life. 













38 comments:

  1. Reunion... Yeah, mine was this year, too. I skipped it.

    (Psst. The pictures didn't show up. The first 5, anyway. The last 2 are there.)

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  2. A dried-out cow patty in your yard is better than a fresh cow patty in your yard. Especially if you get a hankerin' to toss it.

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  3. Way to go Susan. You have now lived. Throwing a cow pie is true art.

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    1. I have not yet mastered it. There is always next year.

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  4. This time I could see all the photos. Hooray.
    And have mixed memories of cowpat fun. My brothers (impatient beasts) never waited for them to dry.

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    1. Men. What more can be said about the impatient beast.

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  5. "It will disintegrate in time" and the grass will grow greener.
    all the photos showed for me too.

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    1. It takes me years, years I tell you, to figure stuff out on my computer.

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  6. Susan, you really need to wear a tee shirt that doesn't look like the patties weren't yet dry (grin). It's all in the size, and the wrist action for me. So glad this was a fun adventure again. You're right. You can't make this up, any more than you can make up hunting rattlesnakes in Okeene, OK.

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    1. Hunting rattlesnakes? I can avoid trying that.

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  7. Hi Susan - I've never 'played cow-pat throwing' ... we tend to use 'wellington boots' and they have a lot of aerodynamics - but aren't quite so splatteroo as cow pats not quite dry enough. So pleased you had time with your brother ... bet he has loads of tales to tell - cheers Hilary

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    1. He was the brother who watched a goose teach a bull a lesson.

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  8. Cow Chipping, a wonderful thought! you would have plenty of practice in our rural Shropshire 😊

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  9. What an experience! As a child, I just tried not to step in fresh piles on my grandparents farms. Haha. Sometimes I did. eww!

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  10. Sorry, I don't think you could pay me enough to throw cow crap.

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  11. Pay you nothing? Oh, come on, Alex.

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  12. Don't feel badly. That was a really big one and certainly not very aerodynamic.

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  13. Who'd guess there's anything left for me to add to my bucket list? God bless than bovine's regularity. (Hee-hee)

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  14. haha I guess it just didn't have the right shape to go far.

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  15. While i doubt i could throw very far and would not enter the competition, i think i would enjoy seeing the contest and celebrating the winners. Maybe someday.

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  16. I'd like to try it someday. Are you allowed to chip away at the patty until it's shaped more like a Frisbee?

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  17. There's a million types of games.

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    1. In Switzerland, there is/was a game where wheels of cheese are rolled down a snowy hill. That one makes some sense.

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  18. This is certainly different, and looks fun :)

    All the best Jan

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  19. Oh my gosh you are right you couldn't make this up! Thanks for sharing your pics - I got a kick out of them. Looks like you guys were definitely having a good time.

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  20. I have indulged in many pleasures in my life, quite varied in nature, but tossing cow patties has not yet made the list. I suspect it probably never will!

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!