One of the perks of rural living is the wildlife. We see some form of white tail deer, mule deer or antelope daily. Sharp tailed grouse, pheasants, golden eagles and the occasional American Bald Eagle are also enjoyed.
Tuesday morning, The Rancher and I went to check cattle. There is water running or sitting all over the prairie. The creeks were full, rolling right along and uncrossable for humans and cattle.
The calves look good and the cows have lost their summer bloom. In the last 12 days we have had a total of 4.25″ of moisture in the form of rain and snow. All accompanied by wind. Yesterday was sunning and in the mid 50’s. The cattle could use more days like that.
Wednesday morning I left early to go get my tooth fixed. I toughed it out and went with the no numbing option to have my filling removed and replaced. It made my day not to have a numb mouth.
J spent most of Wednesday checking cattle. We still think we came through the storm with very little loss, if any. Next week we will be busy moving cattle home from summer grass. As for today, sounds like we are looking over and fixing fence around the winter pasture to prepare for next week.
What is your favorite wildlife animal or bird?