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).
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Very long day today. Poor old Bob the cow got stuck in the mud in the swamp. She was stuck there for at least a day - possibly two. I just happened to find her when my Facebook friend Keith Kidwell came out for a FL tour this morning. I called the Cains, but Dick and his son were out herding some cattle. I spent an hour digging the cow out when they finally arrived. We got her loose but couldn't get her up with Dick's horse, so I brought out the truck and winch and we pulled her out of the swamp. She still wouldn't stand and then it started to pour. The Cains couldn't drive out with their truck and horse trailer so they rode home on horseback. After the half hour downpour, I went to check on her - I reckoned that poor old Bob had drowned (she would have for sure if I hadn't found her this morning). To my surprise she was standing just out of the water. Too weak to walk much further, she laid back down. I took her some food and water tonight which she happily accepted. Hopefully she will be up and out on her own by morning. At least she is high and dry now. 80,99,71, .38",B,0