Tuesday, May 28, 2013
What Will You Have Milk Or Water?
We were thinking today we have never seen Josie near the stock tank. How do calves learn to drink water anyway? Josie is blind how would she know to go there unless she happened to follow her mama to the edge and could smell the water. So we got a bucket and went to the pipe where the water was going into the stock tank and filled it. I drove carefully over the bumps with John holding the water to where Josie was. We put a little water on her nose and lips but she was looking for milk and an udder. We gently pushed her head into the bucket. Water didn't taste good to her so we left the bucket of water near her. She can make noise almost as loud as any calf now. She is sooo cute and tame. Wish I could move her to the city and take her for a walk and show her off. I don't know what is going on with Mother Nature. There are not near as many turtles and when I walk up to the water two frogs jump in. In all the years I have never seen a frog at this tank. We've had some nice rain but nothing like the flooding in San Antonio. We're seeing the two quail but no babies yet. I like to see the way they run on the ground ahead of the truck until it seems they think we're getting too close then they lift up in flight but not too high.