Meanwhile- back at the ranch.
Meanwhile - back at the ranch...
I had determined, sometime back, that I am not cut out to be a farmer/rancher wife!
And the events of yesterday went far in proving this...beyond a reasonable doubt, I'd say!
OK~ I am very, very saddened by the way things have turned here. I should have seen it coming. (I think I did, but I didn't yet want to face it)
The buying of the new, purebred, cows has sealed the fate of the old herd... YES! All of them...even Carmel and Jazzy! I was promised they would stay....but there has been a change of plans...and , in fact, all but 3 or 4 of the cows are now gone to the auction!
As it turned out the new cows were much too intimidating to the older, smaller cows and they (the old cows) were being deprived of their feedings of hay - and just "running scared," as Charles put it!
No one was happy!
I KNOW they are just dumb cows. I KNOW they are raised just for (or mainly for) this purpose... yes, I do !
I KNOW too, that Carmel is past breeding age so it stands to reason she would have gone - regardless of the inserting of the new cows into the herd! Poor Carmel didn't stand a chance...first in being one of the old herd...but most important - being old and not able to add anything anymore! No more babies!
.....BUT Carmel was the first little calf we had born...all those years ago! :(
( Lucky I wasn't born a COW or I would have been sent off years ago!! )
You DO know I hate changes - right?
And if you stop and think about it - every single day of our lives there are little things occurring that will, ultimately, bring about change! Some you might not notice for awhile...still, there are changes in the works! Some good, I suppose. Most not good- I'm almost sure!
Dang it! I just like things to stay the same!
I liked going down to the pasture to look at the beautiful cows and their babies. I liked naming the new calves....I was resigned to the fact that most of the babies would be sold after a few months...but I thought I'd always have most of the old cows there...to keep having new babies!
Another turned page here...
and being Junie Rose (more so-Ginga) I can't pretend I feel fine about this!
Indeed, I'm very sad!
Some pictures of my lost cows:
Jazzy - brown & white
Carmel - golden brown
Janet Reno - Black & White
And some of the others...
Sooo? ...I'm silly but I'm still sad!