Monday, July 6, 2009
We made two trips to the ranch. First to check the cattle and check their mineral etc. The tubs were low so we headed to Poth, Texas. John also bought some magnesium for them. A man told him if the cows need it they will eat it and if they don't need it they won't eat it. After he put it out one cow found it and she was liking it but she is raising thee calves so I would think she would be one to need it and everything else she can get. John went around honking the truck horn to get their attention so they knew there was something new to eat. We found Shelly Marie with a brand spanking new jet black calf. We stopped and got out of the truck to get a closer look and see what sex it was. Shelly Marie had other ideas. She started leading the calf away from us so we didn't bother them. She will let us look in a few days. Another black cow without a name has a new calf too. There were two wild ducks in the water tank but haven't seen the big white egret in a while. On the farm to market road we kept meeting all kinds of lawmen and wondered what was going on then we remembered a young man had been killed in a motorcycle accident over the weekend and today was his funeral. The young man's Dad is a lawman in the town so the surrounding men attented in respect for him. It was hot as usual but not quite as hot as some other days. The weathermen are saying we will be back up to three digits soon.