Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Freeloaders Caught In The Act
No wonder I've been seeing so many Cardinals at the ranch. They are getting into the tubs of cow feed. A few must have found it and invited all their relatives. The wild hogs have been very active all over the ranch, even coming nearly to the cattle pens. We haven't seen any in a long time so I guess they are working at night. As we drove over the dam we spotted a flock of wild turkeys either coming from water or going to water. Good to see the hunters didn't take them all down. Speaking of hunters we drove to the back forty to check things out and the hunters had opened up the gates to the back forty so the cows can go in to graze what little there is to graze. Deer hunting season must be over here or about over. It pays to play nice. W respected their hunting and they opened the gates when they were finished. Didn't take long to find Kenneth's cow and her new calf. It was nursing, looked healthy, and is a little bull calf. This mother was not standing still for any picture taking. She didn't take her eyes off us as we drove by and then she led it off away from us as fast as she could get it to go. John doesn't like to upset the mothers so if they don't want us around we respect that when we see they are doing fine. It was a beautiful day for all the animals after a very cold night. The cottontail was in the rabbit feeding area but I didn't see any Jackrabbits. Glad I had taken some stuff left over from making salad for lunch plus the pellets. Another day at the ranch.