I like to borrow educational videos from our local library for my kids to learn about people and things they may not get a chance to see in real life. So far, we’ve explored the underwater world, outer space, airplanes, construction equipment, garbage trucks… you get the picture. This week, it’s All About Cowboys!
Alright, so I can only blame myself for this one, but my kids really wanted to know more about cowboys. Of course, they’re not called COWboys for nothing so if you get to watch this 30-minute DVD, you’ll see hundreds of cattle heads in one sitting.
You get to learn a lot about cowboy life in this DVD, including ranching, lassoing, rodeo, horse handling and caring, etc. But yeah, let’s be honest, it’s mostly about cows… Way more about cows than I imagined.
As my kids were watching and saw the cattle climb onto a large trailer, I asked my oldest where he thought the cows were going. His guess was that they were going up in the mountains. I hinted that they were probably going to end up as burgers. I swear he looked at me as if I made the whole thing up. What can I say? We’re a beef-free house, so he’s got an excuse for thinking I’m a complete nutcase.
Now I saved you the best for last. I serve you… the piece de resistance:
This specific shot got a lot of aaahhhs and ooohhhs when it came up on the screen. Those long horns are quite impressive, I have to admit. Overall this is a really cool video to learn a lot about cowboys, but I’m all cowed out for the day!