I chased another cow tonight. I'm learning. I sped around her, leapt out of the car, and opened the gate. I'd planned to circle back, get behind her, and bring her to the now unobstructed opening. To my surprise she ambled right on through while I was still in the process of opening the gate. I was scarcely six feet away from her. John has his cattle so tame from wooing them with corn chop that most of them are pretty easy to handle.
As I was chasing this critter down the road it occurred to me that the skill I actually need to gain is that of fixing fence. I bought myself a pair of leather gloves the other day and my tetanus shots are up to date. Maybe I'll give fence fixing a try.