Life off the grid in the SW Texas desert. An experiment in sustainable living. NUMBERS AT THE END OF EACH BLOG POST: temp at 8PM,high temp,low temp,rainfall,wind conditions(CalmBreezyWindyGusty).
Thursday, April 21, 2011
look out for the bull
Seems that Oscar the bull is in love with Beatrice for the next couple of days. Benita doesn't seem to care that her ex is after her daughter now. The 3 came in together for breakfast this morning. Had to chase the bull off so Benita could get a bite. About half way down my driveway, Oscar decided I wasn't such a threat after all and began to assert his (immense) authority. Once he started his dirt kicking display and "growling", I retreated quickly to the house. I always keep a healthy distance from him. He came charging back to the house but was quickly overcome with thoughts of love - not war, probably because I was out of sight and Beatrice is in heat. As much as I like these longhorns, I reckon I will ultimately have to fence them out of the immediate surroundings. I waited for Oscar to lie down before I made a dash to the truck and escaped south for some supplies....30% chance of an isolated thunderstorm this afternoon (it didn't happen). Stocked up and mailed off a set of postcards to a new friend from Oak Park, IL - where I was born. Got 10 gallons of gas in Study Butte ($4.11/gal - ouch!) and headed home. Just has hot as yesterday but felt hotter for some reason. Cut up enough chicken wire to surround the final two tree pens. 89,102,70,0,B