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Friday, April 29, 2011

Eagerly waiting

Here are some of the "girls" and their calves. Waiting. As you can see, there isn't much grass because of the drought. It looks pretty and green under the trees but the green is mostly weeds (or cactus like in the pictures in the last post). They are waiting for some extra feed. They respond to any vehicle that comes by. I'm sorry, but I was just riding around taking pictures.  My brother-in-law came later to feed them. The cows are still in good shape but they will require extra hay and range cubes through the summer...since there is little grass.

A few years ago, the farmers and ranchers had a hard time getting enough hay. The hay is usually baled in the Spring and Summer and saved for the Winter. But in the extreme drought, not much hay was produced. And with little pasture, what hay that was saved had to be used in the summer. Some hay had to be brought in from other states. Looks like we will be in that situation again. At least our area hasn't had the huge wildfires that burn for days. But that is a worry in the next few months.

1 comment:

Daisy said...

I sure hope you folks get some rain down there soon. I've been hearing a lot about the wildfires in Texas. Wish I could send you some of the rain we've had. We've had record rainfall here for the month of April. Have a nice weekend! :-)