Prediction: I will soon be up to my ass in somebody else’s cattle.

Not unexpected – it was a quite wet winter by our standards, and soon there should be grass. Unlike last year, when the cattleman who holds the lease released cattle but then had to round them all up and take them elsewhere because it was super-dry and there was no forage.

But a couple of days ago I saw tracks around the cattleman’s water pump, and I suspected that he’d turned it on for the season…


This morning I went to the watering station to collect my game camera, and found that I had been correct. The tank is now full and overflowing into the original shallow well. Which it will do all season long, unfortunately.

There would have been no reason for him to do that if he didn’t plan to drive in a bunch of stupid freaking cattle to shit all over my yard and break my stuff.

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6 Responses to Prediction: I will soon be up to my ass in somebody else’s cattle.

  1. Joel says:

    They sell’em at the local feed store. Work great, I’m told. Cost a fortune, and I’d need rolls and rolls of fence wire. Plus poles and insulators and who knows what else…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Please protect the pear tree, I’m now invested in it 🙂

  3. Joel says:

    🙂 Anticipating the need, I relocated the fence to its proper position when I pruned the tree. So it should be fine.

  4. Spud says:

    Wet year does indeed mean lots of grass this spring. Then get ready for major range fires this summer. Keep that stuff knocked down around the hacienda !

  5. Robert says:

    Picked up a pig shockin’ stick at the local Farm & Fleet while commenting that it would be funny if the battery were charged. It was. Quite startling to hear the CRACKLE! Good thing I followed the Four Rules.

To the stake with the heretic!