Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Cows Resting In Their Plate
My goodness I didn't know cows could be so lazy. John turned the cattle in to the hay grazer field that is a second growth. There was no reason to bale the second growth as there was so much hay made in the spring it couldn't be sold so he closed it off until needed and that is now. We went out to check on the cattle and there they were you might say resting in their plate of food. When they get ready to eat again all they have to do is stand up. They are even too lazy to walk to the stock tank to drink. They are drinking the muddy water in the dry creek bed. We stopped to special feed some of the poorer cows when we could catch them alone so others wouldn't take it away. Shelly Marie was one of those and she knows it. No teeth and with calf. John said he has never kept one of her calves but he might this time. I didn't fall off the turnip truck yesterday I know he wants me to fall for another cow so he can sell Shelly Marie at auction. We saw a big flock of wild turkeys along the dry creek bed but over the fence in the banker's property. The banker got a little upset when we used to trap wild hogs. They were just coming in to our area and he thought we were going to trap them out. Fat chance of that they are still going strong. The farmers and ranchers wish someone could trap them out. Meaning get rid of them completely. It was a nice day in south texas today. The sun was shining, of course it was dry, and a gentle breeze blowing. John said it was a perfect day to thrash peanuts.