Saturday, August 28, 2010
An Audience For Breakfast
We headed east to Poth early this morning to buy protien tubs for the cows. I didn't like putting that heavy load on Ole Blue, my ex-truck. It is starting to get scratches and little dents, but thats John. Pretty is not important to him. When we finished (heavy on the we, not) putting the tubs out John discovered Butter had her baby. While we were ohhing and awwing over it the cattle knocked my coffee over in the bed of the truck. as we ate our breakfast tacos on the bed of the truck the cattle gathered around us and stared at us while we ate. Made me feel guilty. While we were out I decided to name the new calm cow Christine. She is solid white and someone has cut her heavy thick horns off to about five inches long. She is just calm and stands around watching us. John mentioned he needs to sell Shelly Marie soon so I said well I guess Christine can take her place. Then he added I guess I can let her have one more calf. That will be this winter. We looked for Ginger and her pal but couldn't find them but John said they were with the herd yesterday when I wasn't with him. We have started calling them the Leming Girls as they were born in a little community between here and San Antonio named Leming. John thinks they stay in the dry creek bed where there is a little muddy water left from the last rain. He says they probably rather drink muddy water then deal with other cows pushing and shoving since they grew up alone. Fresh out of bed and still half asleep I forgot the turtle food. Guess they will forgive me this time since they were surviving before I started feeding them.