New Milford CT is still fairly rural, especially in the northern sections of town. We have farmland left, some big tracts, some small. Some growing vegetables, others with cows, chickens, goats, etc.
With rural life there are a few things one should realize. When driving on that leisurely country road, pay attention to speed limits and the side of the road. You just never know what might be lurking! A dog, a cat, a deer, chickens, bike riders, people walking, people gawking at the beautiful scenery.
And there is always the possibility of running into a cow or 8.
All is well that ends well.... the man who keeps them here came up and helped to get them back in, and will be checking the fence today to figure out where the little hooligans are getting out from. My gardens are safe, however they did find the path of least resistance was through the neighbors veggie garden.
The moral to my story is, when driving on country roads, slow down. You just never know what is around the next curve, or even waiting to jump out from the brush along side the road. If you do encounter a group of cows, best to just stop, sit in the car and call 911. These young boys are very used to people, and they really wouldn't hurt anyone, but they are easily spooked. Hitting a cow, fully mature, will do more damage than a deer. They can weigh between 1,200 to 1,800, depending on breed, etc. And that is like hitting a brick wall.
And on a more personal note, as I was heading down the driveway in my car on the way to my office I thought... "what's that smell"? Yes indeed, one of the boys had (un)graciously painted the front of my pants with a deposit.
Glad I figured that out BEFORE meeting with anyone today.
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate
2017 President, Greater New Milford Board of Realtors
2017 Connecticut Magazine 5 Star Realtor
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Litchfield County Regional Office,375 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776
© Andrea Swiedler 2009 - 2017
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