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Friday, April 6, 2012

Ranching Reality

Pal is no longer with us. Pal is the girlfriend of Ginger. John bought them together as they were across the road    neighbors. When he brought them to the ranch they stayed together away from the other cows. Pal got her foot caught in the cattle guard and broke one of her legs. John didn't want to waste the meat so he gave her to Juan and his family as they have enough man power to butcher and wrap the meat. We had pondered why she would be trying to go out in the bar ditch to eat green grass when there is plenty on the ranch now. She had a large calf so we've been searching for it the last few days to no avail. Cattle prices are high now and a lot of cattle rusttling going on. The thoughts are, someone may have been trying to load her or had stole her calf and she was following. Guess we will never know. John has been stressed out from losing four cows this year, but that is the reality of ranching. On a brighter note the mornings are cool with hot afternoons. We've had enough rains along to keep the stock tanks full. The wild flowers are out of this world. I think the most beautiful I have ever seen. 

8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i'm terribly sorry! that must have been so difficult! and to think her calf was stolen or lost...

salemslot9 said...

reality bites
sometimes...

Jon said...

What a tragic end for Pal, but it was a very kind gesture to give her to Juan.
I really miss seeing the beautiful Texas wildflowers. There were plenty of them around San Angelo, but there are hardly any at all where I live now.

DD said...

So sorry to hear about Pal and her calf. I hope the calf shows up.

I saw my first Texas Bluebonnets on this trip. They were all over the place in the Dallas area. I did not see them elsewhere, however. I wondered about that. We saw fields of yellow flowers and also the same growing up on the foothills of mountains. We saw cacti in bloom in desert areas.

jack69 said...

As you say, reality.But sorry to hear it anyway. Yeah, you can imagine a lot of stuff, it would be nice to KNOW exactly what happened.!

Glad your weather is nice. We are up in SC and it has turned cold, it did not reach 70 today, probably around 66. Cool for this time of the year.

Take care and enjoy the flowers.

TARYTERRE said...

So sad. I guess these things happen. your wildflowers sound pretty. Glad you got some raindrops to water them. HAPPY EASTER.

Jill said...

I am very sorry about Pal. Such difficult times. *HUGS*

john wingo said...

Sorry to hear about Pal. I know things like that are just part of a rancher's life but that doesn't make it any easier.