Friday, April 6, 2012
Halloween Moon In April
We drove in tonight toward the full moon which looked very Holloweeny without the witch on a broom. We're not often out after dark but decided to check the ranch to see if the renters are going by the new rules in keeping the gate closed over the cattle guard and locking it at night. We've decided for now we won't be so predicitable to better keep an eye on the cattle. I intended to feed my turtles but the mesquitoes were so bad I opted out on that. I could have watched cattle being branded today. I didn't, but John did. His son is doing it a new way to us. He took them all to the vet and they put them into the squeeze chute one at a time. Then a hydrolic lift lifted them and gently turned them on their side to brand and vacinate. In stead of using fire they used an acid to mark the brand. I'm going to have to watch this next time. Seems much easier on the cattle. John and I are sad today as Susie didn't come for breakfast this morning. Daisy has been absent lately too. There are some mean tom cats in our neighborhood. We hope they didn't harm our girls.