Tuesday, April 30, 2013
We had another nice rain here in town yesterday afternoon so we couldn't wait to go to the ranch this morning to see if we got it there. We did and we're so greatful. We couldn't drive everywhere but made it over the stock tank dam and to the east property where the little deformed calf and her mother were last seen. I don't know why I call it little, it is a big calf to be new born. From here on I'm going to name the calf Josie. They had moved location but not too far. The mama hasn't taken it up to the pens so we're thinking it doesn't follow her that well and she doesn't want to leave it. There is water in the dry creek bed so no problem as they will drink muddy water. We found another new calf and it is small. I'm losing count, I think that makes 21. We found another cow off alone and think she will give birth late today or tonight. When I fed the turtles two of the Whistler ducks flew onto the dead tree across from where I feed. They watched me the entire time. I'm thinking maybe yesterday after I left they flew over to the other side and found some of the bread crumbs on the land. I put a lot there as the turtles seem to be able to spot the bread easier there. They come out of the water and stuff their mouth as full as they can then run for the water to eat. The air felt and smelled so good this morning. Supposed to get only in the 60's tomorrow. Cool for us this time of year. Happy May Day tomorrow everyone.