Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Late "Tuesday’s Show & Tail"

I’m behind in lots of areas lately, but I thought maybe better late than never, so I’m posting this today, Wednesday instead of yesterday. I’ve really missed doing Tuesday’s Show & Tail the past few weeks. I love sharing in this meme that Angela over at West Virginia Treasures hosts each week. I’ve made several new friends, and gotten to read about some interesting animal stories and pets they’ve seen or lived with!

Angela’s idea is to allow people to share about past or present pets or furry friends we’ve known or just pics of animals with stories to tell. If you’d like to join, here is the link to the Guidelines.


As many of you already know. we life on 5 acres of land that is surrounded on three sides by BLM (Federal Bureau of Land Management) land. Several of the large ranchers in the area lease a lot of this land each year to run cattle on. It’s a win-win situation because the ranchers get their cattle fattened up and the land doesn’t get to overgrown to badly which is a bad thing during fire season.  These pictures were taken from our side pasture toward the south.

There are many kinds of endangered animals out there, too, that the cattle don’t bother, while other clearing methods would cause problems for. We just have to be sure that our fences are secure so that we don’t end up having the cattle in our hay pastures.

These cattle are fairly wild and take off if anyone comes anywhere near them. They have old fashioned cattle round-ups on horseback each year to catch them. My old camera wasn’t powerful enough to zoom and let me be able to catch some pictures of them, though we’ve tried several times, but my new one FINALLY let us get some fairly good pics before they finally split off over the hill behind us.  

Thank you, God, for my new camera!!!!

4 comments:

That corgi :) said...

its funny to think in some of the crowded areas of California that there are areas like where you and your hubby live, Linda, where you can actually see cattle like this roaming the land, eating, getting caught, etc. very interesting

betty

Chatty Crone said...

I agree with Betty - it is so hard to imagine any part of California like that. Is it protected and will it be like that forever? So cool.

sandie

Angela said...

Hey Linda!

What a wonderful view from your house! I would love to be able to see my neighbor's cows like that but we can't. Those cows sure are really fat and healthy looking! They look better than the cows around here. They must have a lot of cows to have a round up every year.

Thanks for sharing the pictures of the cows you took with your new camera with us this week! They are great!

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!
Angela

ClassyChassy said...

This makes me jealous - I've always wanted to live out where the cattle roam as they wish, and cattle round-ups were the fashion of the day!!! I don't envy your water problems like you had last year, though. Had my share of that when we replaced the well pump a week ago!