Saturday, July 11, 2009

Benita's last calf...


Just over a year ago I took these pictures of my first sighting of Benita. She and her calf were both terribly skinny and covered with flies. A week after I took these photos, I never saw the calf again and reckon it died. That's when I decided to befriend Benita. Anyway...after she ate yesterday morning she headed NW and kept going when usually she would stop and graze and the end of my driveway. Not sure if or when I will see her again, but she is in much better shape now than when I first met her last year.

Did a split shift today during the cool parts of the morning and late afternoon and mixed up a total of 19 bags of concrete to finish off the east and north entrances. Think I will take tomorrow off.

10 comments:

2L84Me said...

John it is really sad to think Benita lost her calf. Desert life can be harsh on the animals. You should feel good that Benita is much healthier because of YOU, and your snacks. With that said, do you think she was making a statement on your trumpet playing???? :)

ps: Don't worry, She knows where to get her TLC, so she'll be back.

Billy Bob said...

John, Befriending has benefits few seldom see and at times ignore. I've seen you and I've seen Benita....you two make a great pair.
Now about this trumpet thingy. Did you think about your "neighbors" when you bought that thing...speaking of cows? Play on New York Cowboy!!!!
Pics, we wanna see pics. When ya finish something, pics.

gerry rosser said...

A couple of years ago, driving from Las Vegas back to Florida, I cut south off I-10 and did that wonderful loop drive through the Davis Mountains, and visited the fort at Fort Davis. I then drove the southern route so I could visit Langtry (which I had actually visited back in the late sixties).

I've also been to,and hiked in, Big Bend.

Such wonderful country. I've put you on my blogroll,and been enjoying your posts.

gerry rosser said...

I went back and read the posts of August, 2008. I usually blaze through reading things which interest me, but I'm going to try to savor the ensuing posts a bit at a time.

I don't know how your plan got started and put into operation. Is that written somewhere? Are you affiliated with a university or some such thing? Will it all come clear as I read on?

Keep it up.

Nelson from Garland, Texas said...

The way Benita protects her "turf", she'll be back.

Have a restful Sunday.

neil said...

Lots of Longhorn info here...
www.ctlr.org
On the Resources Page there are links to articles on Longhorn History, including info about the newly relocated Yates Horn Collection at the Lajitas Trading Post

linda said...

I hope Benita will show back up. It's such a cool thing to make friends with a "critter". I live in the Hill Country and have Big Rack a ten point buck I feed. He stays in our yard, 8.5 acres, most of the time.

Marc said...

benita looks horny, umm I mean she has big horns. he he

Bob from Athens said...

If You Love Something Set It Free
If It Comes Back, It Was And Always Will Be Yours.

If It Never Returns,
It Was Never Yours To Begin With

-- unknown author

Bob from Athens said...

This is intended as a comment to my original post.

If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it will always be yours
If it doesn't come back, it was never yours to begin with.

But, if it just sits in your living room,, messes up your stuff, eats your food, uses your telephone, takes your money, and doesn't appear to realize that you had set it free, then you either married it or gave birth to it.