Sunday, December 6, 2009
Cowgirls Were Nice Today
Well they are cows and they are girls. Tomorrow is cattle working day. The cowboy with his horse will arrive about eight and with John and his daughter's help they will cull out the large calves to sell at market. The babies who haven't been vacinated will get their shot and their right ear clipped so John can tell at a distance if it has been vacinated. I went with him today to round them up and drive them to a trap near the pens and then close all the gates so they don't scatter all over hell and half of Georgia as the saying goes. John walked the dry creek bed which isn't dry now rousting them up the creek with his hooting and hollering. I drive along the road (if you can call it a road) even with him. I have to judge where he and the cattle are by the sounds as I can't always see them for the trees and brush Me driving along slowly is supposed to keep the cattle from turning back and today everything worked well. I felt guilty everytime we drove over the dam tank as Jimmy calls it. It is really the stock tank dam. I forgot to bring food for the turtles so I didn't tarry on the dam. The very coldest day we had taken some trash to burn from a rent house and I found an unopened bag of animal crackers so I walked on the uneven rough terrain to see if they would come out on such a cold morning to eat. Not one turtle responded to my calls so I threw the crackers into the water. Maybe they would throw their little tiny blankets off later and have brunch.