Saturday, February 25, 2012
Spring Is Trying To Spring At The Ranch
I get so lonesome to go to the back forty. First we couldn't go because of the hunters. Then it was too wet. We need to check those fences I told John so finally this morning there was no excuse not to go. I even took turtle food but it didn't warm up so the turtles were deep in hiding. Can you spot the buzzards on the fence post in the picture? As we went down the lane to the back forty there was a gang of those dirty guys flying around and perching in an oak tree. Then I spotted something under the tree. I told John I think there is a dead cow over there so he stopped and backed up. Sure enough. John said she was trying to have her calf and she got caught under a branch. She kept lurching forward and was more under the branch and couldn't get out. If she had scooted the other direction she would have been out from under the limb. To my dismay it was "The Looker". I'm gonna miss that girl with her infernal watching. When you have a large place and a lot of cattle you will lose one at times. It makes you sad but you either quit or you go on. On a happier note the black brush, the digers, and the buttercups are blooming. Everything is green even though some of the weeds are something the cattle will not eat. The stock tank is full of water for now. At the back forty we found two fences broke so we stopped for John to repair them. Deer are bad about jumping them and breaking them down at the back of the property. There was some fresh hog rooting and the hunters have two traps set for them baited with corn. It was too cold to walk around much but warm/hot days are around the corner.