Monday, February 18, 2013
If Mama Ain't Happy
Two Mama cows were quicking up a fuss this afternoon. Lowing and mooing and following the trailer that they knew took their big babies off to market this morning. Probably seems cruel to city people but think of it like empty nest syndrome in humans. Kids grow up and life goes on. On the way out this after noon we stopped at the farm supply store to buy cattle panels. John has to start thinking about when the west property sells because that is where his hay yard is. He will soon build a new hay yard and move what hay he has left so it won't have to be a hurry up thing when the property sells. One of the baby calves seems to have been on vacation to Hawaii. It was wearing a lei. Well it looked like a lei without the flowers. Actually somehow it had put it's head through a plastic bag that had been tied shut. Baby calves are so funny and cute. When we were through with chores we made a large round along the fence line to look for the exotic deer. I spotted two more red flags on the tall deer proof fence so we had to stop and check out the snares. John now thinks they may have been able to get a special permit to catch coyotes that may have been catching babies of their animals. We've figured out it isn't the hunters, probably owners of property on the other side. Surely they wouldn't have been advertising with red ribbon if they didn't have permission to use them. A little cool here this morning heating up this afternoon.