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Friday, July 10, 2009

Ranching Isn't Always Pretty Words

We didn't get to the ranch until late this afternoon. I had some tests this morning and John had the "don'ts". We had to turn the well off that was filling the stock tank. Those cows are drinking a lot of water and it is evaporating fast too. The well has been running for two days. After we rode around a little we went over to Juan's little mexican village to see if he has any relatives who need work. As many trailers as there are there we could not find one family home. They must have got paid today and are having a wingding somewhere. The landlord likes for John to keep the mesquite bushes out of the fields but he has realized he just can't keep up with it in this hot weather. Its an ongoing job as the cattle eat the mesquite beans and when they go through the cattle they replant. I know that sounds gross but that is the way it works. The facts of ranching are not always pretty words and phrases. That is the way they get scattered all over the land. We saw Mama Twiggy and she hasn't had her baby yet. Shelly Marie is getting braver with her's. Oh and on the way out we thought we were going to see a wreck. A nice little car passed us and started heading for the bar ditch on the oppisite side of the highway. He pulled up and stopped beside a road kill. We watched in the mirrors and he got out to look at the road kill which we couldn't make out what it was but it wasn't very large. Jumped back in his car and passed us again as we turned down the lane. Sorry about the tiny print. I tired to customise but it wouldn't move. I'll keep trying.

11 comments:

garnett109 said...

your post is in large print now

Lucy said...

Paula your font is in large print. Easy on the eyes. I know ranching must be very hard work. I was raised on the farm and since I will be 80 in Nov. I can remember in the 30's the drought. I was just little so didn't realize how hard my family had to struggle. Like I have said in previous entries I didn't think we were poor but we were. I heard on the news where in the western part of the state 400 cows have died because of our heat in Ne.

Donna said...

The print looks great from here.

Sheila said...

I wish you could get some relief from all this heat. That was nice of you and John to take his cousin around and show him those places. It sounded like he really enjoyed seeing them again. Have a great weekend, Sheila

Marlene said...

The weather here at the Jersey Shore has been nice so far this summer. We have had no high temps and no humidity. I hope you get some relief soon. Hmmmm, what did he want with the road kill?

Lisa said...

I had to laugh at the fact that nobody was home and you suspect a wing ding in the making. LOL.

I hope the tests you had are nothing too serious and everything is okay. Take it easy and take good care.

Martha said...

Your post is definitely in large print now - I don't even need my glasses to read it!

Come back over to have a chance to win a Virtual Vacation to Florida Paula! :-)

jack69 said...

I guess you know by now that your print made it to the LARGE size, anyway it has. I have learned in my life that that is how a lot of plants procreate, passing through birds and animals. Pretty good systme until you had rather not have some species or the other. Didn't know mesquite was problem. Some how I thought it was a good thing. TAke care.
YOu did good on this one!
Sherry & Jack

Kelly said...

I like this print! I can read it really easy, like it a lot. Thats why I try to make mine bigger, so folks can see it good. Hey, poopin' is part of life, its part of the circle of life of seeds...lol. Wonder why that guy was looking at the road kill? Wonder if he was looking for one of his pets? Wonder if he found it, ugh...hope not. Now I got to get busy reading down below. I have missed so much, but I like to read each and every one of your posts. So off I go!

Lori said...

I wonder why the driver was so interested in that road kill -- or maybe I don't want to know!

Tabby said...

Hi Paula,

What is the dont's? All I can think about that driver stopping to look at the poor road kill is taking it home and eating it, I have heard of people doing that before...gross as it is. I hope you can get some help to get rid of the tumble weeds.