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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Quiet On The Ranch Front

The turtles were hungry and swam fast across the stock tank when I called. Also feeding a few very small catfish lately. The cows were scattered all over and we didn't even find Josie or her mama number 12. John told me yesterday we're going to have to back off and let the mama raise her because she is beginning to act like a normal calf now. She has learned there is danger in that big old wide world and you have to be careful. She probably has been butted and pushed by some of the cows or calves. Yesterday when we called her and walked toward her she backed up instead of coming to us. That is the way the other calves do. They will look and listen but they aren't too trusting. The roadrunners were the only thing moving around and they were doing their usual thing of running up and down the little lanes on the place. Everytime I see them it makes me think of a deceased friend of mine. We belonged to a Widowed Persons Support Group and everyone nicknamed her "Roadrunner" because she was a person always on the go. When she passed on she was found in her car dead so I guess she died happy. Miss you Loraine.

7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, sweet memory of your friend! :)

linda eller said...

Momas and their babies..want to do it their way, dont they? Hope you have a nice evening.

Chatty Crone said...

Growing up and becoming independent is hard for all us mothers! lol

sandie

TARYTERRE said...

Glad to hear Josie is getting by more on her own. that's a good thing, for sure.

jack69 said...

Sometime it is good to have a quiet day. I like to hear about Josie.
Sweet memories also bring smiles.
(HUGS)

Lucy said...

I to like to hear about Josie. Guess I miss the farm, at times.

Lynne said...

Glad she is learning independence, it sounds like she'll be okay. So sorry about your friend, she sounds like she was a lot of fun.