I was glad to get to go out today but a lot gladder to get home.
We have a horrible outbreak of foot rot in the calves. Some of the cows are limping but that doesn't look like foot rot, not sure what's going on there yet. Calves are so big here from the good grass that it takes 2 to get them treated and I'm no. 2.
I wish I was a little more up to snuff. Had to quit riding and have the truck come get me again today. I picked a few pretty weeds while I waited.
Forgot my camera so I missed a great shot of a herd of Elk that weren't far from where I laid down in the grass (I was a little nervous about them being so close). "Elk?" you say.
Get this. The British Block (a huge piece of prairie dedicated to military training) got rid of the Wild Horses (1st mistake) because they thought they were a problem and imported Elk instead (2nd mistake), now there's an Elk problem (there was never any elk here before they tampered) and now they have imported Wolves (3rd mistake) to fix the Elk problem so soon there will be a Wolf problem. I wonder what they plan on doing to get rid of the Wolf problem, unleash the crazy Monkeys they experiment on? (I think that's just a rumor about those monkeys running loose on the block.) And then there will be the Monkey problem. "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly . . . " Sound familiar?
Plus we can't find one of the pups that came with us, and I looked as hard as I could and called and whistled. We were in the pasture by the house but its probably 4,000 acres and full of the Ducks Unlimited Project, so lots of water and brush. Hope he can find his way home.
And I was glad I missed going to town (I took the truck,was looking for the dog, and got left) but not glad I missed going to Crystal's. I just feel like I've been run over by a train right now. So where did I put those pills?
A not so good ride and other things
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