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Predator Watch!!!!

As you have read in one of my previous posts…a part of taking care of your livestock includes managing predators that also want to enjoy your animals.

The coyotes have been getting closer and closer to the herd. I have several young calves and I am on HIGH alert.

Last night the coyotes were up around the farmhouse….like….close!!!! So close that I found scat in the pasture right next to the farmhouse:

One of the things that is important to learn is recognizing scat. Scat is the term for the droppings of animals. Understanding scat is an important tool in identifying an animal as well as understanding that animals health. At first sighting this morning I thought that this animal had been eating cockroaches….but after a closer look ….it has made me thing that those brown oval things are seeds.???

Interesting….

Sweetest Afternoon Nap

Newest calf enjoying a nap.

Enjoying the Shade

When it gets hot here in Texas the best place to be is under a nice shade tree.

Newest Additions for 2021

There have been two new additions to the herd so far this year! These two are some real cuties! Spunky as all get out!

BIG Freeze in Texas

There is a saying that if you’re gonna do it …do it in a BIG Texas way!!!

This is what I would call a BIG Texas freeze!!!!

Frozen solid!!!!

A Very Welcome Sight!!

A new arrival for the new year!

The Night Before Christmas!

T’was the night before Christmas…as the poem goes…

And all through the farmhouse…

Not a creature was stirring….

Except for these three who seemed to be on the lookout!!!

We are wishing y’all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sweet Rain…Brings Sweet Grass…

It’s Not a Mirage!!!!

There’s another new face on the ranch!

Out of the Dust!!!

Out of this Saharan dust storm walked momma and….her new calf! I’ll post more pictures of this newest baby when I am able to get a cleaner picture…a picture that isn’t blurred by all of this unbelievable dust!!