Friday, December 7, 2012
Two and Two Doesn't Always Make Four
We were out counting cows early this morning. John owns thirty one plus one big bull and several calves. As we drove down the lane I counted thirty five. Humm something is not right here. They are hard to count because some of them are far away and some are near. Some are in tall grass and some turn out to be a dead cactus plant that is the color of this cow in the picture. we finally surmised they are all there where they belong. When we drove to the east property there was another one standing alone looking suspicious. Didn't take us long to figure out she was trying to divert out attention from her new born calf. She started walking in the other direction from where she had been standing. Oh but we were on to her game so John got out of the truck to search the tall grass. Ms. New Mother didn't like that so she stopped to watch him and shake her head in warning a couple of times. He couldn't find the calf so we drove on down the lane. When we came back she had called her calf and she was walking as fast as the could toward the dry creek bed with her calf following close behind. We didn't bother her anymore because the calf could walk well and looked fine. In a day or two she will bring it up with the herd and we can get a good look at it. The weather has been beautiful, not too hot and not too cold. A pleasure to walk around the ranch. Our first real cold spell is supposed to be on the way. In time for our company from Alaska who are coming to escape the cold next Wednesday.