How our cow checking/doctoring started out (I can't often get good pictures of birds in flight with my camera. This one was at least in focus.) I heard the sound of the hawk then saw it circling over head in that blue, blue sky.
Just a real pretty day,
no shortage of water or sunshine,
till I saw that smoke on the horizon. Never good when you're riding out on the prairie. It was a long way off and ended pretty quick, Whew! There is an extreme fire hazard now that the grass is drying out and with it being exceptionly thick this year.
Those cows head off like that are the ones that got all mixed the other day and they thought they were busted and would have to go back to the old field but it is just to many pairs to sort out, right now at least.
Here, I'm holding the sore hind foot of a cow with foot rot. We're getting less of that now that it's not so hot and the cattle are no longer standing around cooling themselves in the water. Cows are so fat this year we about can't get horses big enough to hold them. This was a smaller cow, luckily.