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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cows Can Be Fickle


Yes cows can be very fickle. During the spring and summer when the grass was green from plenty of rain they couldn't give us the time of day. This is an old picture. The grass is brown, dry, and ugly now so they notice us and come at the honk of a pick-up horn. Yesterday morning we went to the Feed Pen to buy some molassas and salt and meal. When we took it out to the cows we had to go hunt for them and drive down the lane honking the horn. They almost beat us to the pens. Soon John will be buying the liquid kind and filling the feeders with the wheels where the cows learn to lick the wheels and they go down in the molassas and bring it up with each lick. They catch on fast. I liked it when he fed cubes in the cold but they are too expensive. The one tub of molassas and a bag of salt and meal cost $88.00 but that won't last long. I would drive the pick-up and John sat on the tail gate empying the bag in a trail so all could have a chance to eat some without hooking each other with their horns. Yes some cows have horns. I sent a picture of Shelly Marie to two friends. One thought she was a bull because she has horns and one thought she is a longhorn. Sorry I know I've said all this before but since John and I haven't had much of an agrarian life lately I just wanted to post something.

16 comments:

garnett109 said...

how is mama twiggy doing with out her calf?

Cindi said...

love hearing your stories...keep em comin'

It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

It's like a well fed family. Always love seeing your alerts or whatever their calling them these days. I may not always comment, but I am always here. Take care and enjoy the rest of your Sunday with hopes your Monday is good to you!
Katie

sober white women said...

I don't think I have ever seen a long horn in person. Hmmm
Kelli

Rose said...

I've heard that about cows. Actually the special service supervisor has cows and if you get her going she will talk all day about cows and manure. lovely...truly though I don't mind. rose

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Those cows sound as expensive as kids to feed!

Alice said...

Hi Paula. Enjoyed hearing about your day with the cows :).....alice

Barbara said...

Wonderful picture, even if it is old!

Janie said...

Nice photo and hope you have a good week with Curves and riding on the back roads. hehehe Janie

MISSY said...

I like the pics.

*M*

Tabby said...

I love the picture of the cows. I never realized there where so many different way to feed cows...cool

Martha said...

It sure is nice to have a post from you Paula :-)

jack69 said...

Glad you are getting back to the 'Thangs'. I love the Texas Thangs. I also like molasses did not know cows did or even ate them. You are a wealth of knowledge about these 'Thangs'.
Thanks, I like the look of the blog and the blog. You are doing great.
Jack

Ora said...

Oh wow...so good to come on here and read your blog..you can talk about the cows until they come home so to speak LOL...and I don't remember reading this before (snickering LOL)...God Bless...hugs...Ora

Kelly said...

Nice picture :) Yep, our grass is done here too. Not so tasty as it was says everyone. Now they look for the handout more and more each day. Expensive these days to feed the critters. Kelly

Lisa said...

I love hearing about the cows. All watusi have horns whether male or female. Like your friends most people think they are always males with the horns.