Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Cattle Report
The air is so fresh at the ranch these mornings driving with the windows down. When we drove down the lane we could see all the cattle were around the house and the pens. Waiting for breakfast to be served, I suppose. Guess who was with the herd? Yep, Josie and her Mama. I think Josie is a little confused about the other cows and calves. One small bull calf was butting heads with Josie and she didn't seem to know what to do about that so she just jumped straight up. The renter told us when it started to shower yesterday Josie was in the field and her Mama was at the house. Mama started calling her to come to her. I don't know how they know one moo from the other but they sure seem to each know their own mother or baby's moo. We drove to the back forty just because. If that portion of land sells we may not have this priviledge any longer unless John can rent from the new owner. Which we think may be possible since who ever pays that high price will probably be buying for an oil investment or an oilfield business. Anyway we saw two turkey hens going to water and our appearance diverted their journey, so they ducked under the fence into the adjoining ranch. At least the deer proof fences can't keep the turkeys from going where they want. Did I ever say I HATE deer proof fences? Wild game should be able to go where ever and when ever they want. They should be free the way God intended. Yes I know they need to be thinned out at times and it's okay to hunt and eat what you kill.