Monday, June 11, 2012
Trouble Comes In Threes
In south Texas when your air goes out you don't prespire, you sweat. In spite of that we were at the ranch by 7:30 to load some large calves to take to market. Two of them obliged us by being in the pens waiting. How lucky is that? Two more didn't give us any trouble so we were on our way down the lane toward the highway pulling the old homemade trailer when we heard a strange noise. John looked in the side mirrow to see his trailer sitting in the lane not attached to the truck which was already several feet down the lane. We jumped out to see one of the large calves down on the floor of the trailer, DEAD. It had hit it's head on an iron bar when the trailer came loose and the front hit the gravel. New renter's son came to the rescue with a jack and helped John lift the trailer up and attach it back on to the truck. When we got to the cattle auction John was so distraut about forgetting to attach the trailer to the truck after all these years he sold the dead calf to a man for $50.00. It was starting to get hot by the time the man got there so if he was able to get it butchered in time he has some cheap good meat. John is so distraut he is threatening to give up the ranch and stop. There comes a time but I'm not sure that is right for him. we'll see. We didn't get home until two and had not had anything to eat since early morning so when we got in the car to go eat there were no keys anywhere to be found. We searched every pocket, on the floor, every nook and cranny to no avail so we went in his work truck. When we got home I went straight to the coffee table and raised a little scarf and there they were. Three things, hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.