Monday, April 16, 2012
It felt like fall or almost a little like our mild south Texas winter today. Just after I had put my long sleeve shirts away. I gave the turtles a hasty meal so I could get back into the truck. We are counting the cattle often with some cattle rustling going on. They were fairly easy to count today as they were all grazing in two fields and were spread out so we could drive slowly through them. John takes the left side and I take the right of the truck. Thirty six to be exact (small number compared to what he used to own). Next came the calf count. Now that is a little harder. We didn't find quite all of them but the grass is tall and they were lounging around but we think they are all there. One big bull. I think he could use a little help but maybe he's happy. I won't be surprised if John wakes up to at least one flat tire with the mesquite and cactus he drove over. We saw three wild turkeys on the back forty crossing the field.