Friday, April 6, 2012
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.