It is to be expected on the narrow back roads of east Texas. Large farm equipment moving to and from. A large animal that has finally escaped the fences and roaming free. Quite often stopping to sample green grass along the road side. Maybe a gate was not quite closed and the cow took advantage of that. We may never know.
Word spreads fast when an animal is out. Neighbors calling neighbors and within minutes someone will know whose cow it is and that the owner knows. Cow freedoms do not last long in east Texas.
We found a large horse snacking on my wife's front gate flowers a month ago. Roaming and snacking. Neighbors have horses and a call confirmed that a horse with reins was missing. Minutes later, the horse was being walked back home.
Local deer families are tame enough to stop by often for good eats, too.
Armadillos are not welcome. Neither are wild pigs.
Found on Western Rifles Shooters Association
I had set aside some articles to share on this blog this week, but decided on just the one above. A tough read. But to me, does not sound unreasonable given the times we are living in.
From The Burning Platform "...........you might get what you are after,"
I see quite a few articles like the ones above as I drill through the net. The only site I visit that does not go down these rabbit holes is the daily timewaster. I enjoy the photography and variety.
I am not finding any good news anywhere anymore.
RUNNING IN COMPOUND LOW
I liken these past weeks to running in compound low. Slow, steady with plenty of time to pass over uneven terrain and moving ahead at my own pace. Time to take in the sights while the lanes around me whiz by. Even time to stop and consider the paths ahead. No desire to change back in 4WH or 2WH. If I had a better analogy, I would use it.
Freezing weather coming to east Texas this coming weekend. I figured I had plenty of time to ready the home, cat house and shop for the coming winter season. But change has always had a mind of its own and maybe this wake up call will push me enough to take care of some pre-winter business.
Body weight down nearly 30 pounds now. Dieting is not a diet now but becoming a way of living. Feeling better a wonderful motivator along with surviving a very serious PE.
GOOD BYE OLD FRIEND
Together and a member of the family for 20 years. Two hundred and twenty three thousand miles. Good miles. Good memories: towing Harley Davidson motorcycles, golden retriever dogs, hauling wood, trips to the dump and a thousand road trips to anywhere we wanted to go, anytime.
Dodge built a damn good truck in 2003 and the Hemi engine was as strong at 223K miles as the day we drove off the show oom floor. Same for the running gear. Fresh oil every 3000 miles/ updates and repairs always as needed.
A dependable vehicle is an absolute must.
Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner. Black Friday and New Year's Eve....stay away from crowds. Store food, mindsets and keep knees bent.
A fire to take the chill out of the house and a cat that knows how to relax. Practicing for winter.