Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Whiff Of Cow Poop Fills The Air
At least it isn't smoke today. I took John up the street to the cattle auction to collect his check from selling several large calves. He made two trips and two telephone calls and he went to bed without his check. we heard there was the largest amount of tucks, trailers, pick-ups and anything they could haul a cow or a bunch in. People are having to sell out. The drought is past serious. The stock tank where John's daughter lives is the lowest it has been since John has leased the ranch. So far the well is holding up to fill the stock tank at the ranch where the renters live and provide enough water for the renters. Cows drink a lot of water. John has moved a large trough near the water for the house and fills it every other day. The cows are enjoying the fresher water. If they would use their head and not poop and pee in the tank when they stand in there. Cows can be dumb in someways but when it comes to taking care of their babies they are smart. So far John is hanging in there but he talks everyday about maybe having to sell. Its a hard decision to make as sometime just when you sell the rains come and it cost more to replace. We have a chance for some showers next week but showers won't cut it at this stage in the game although we will be thankful for anything we get.