I know it is actually the 28th of May, but my finals schedule at school is messing with my routine! I have to give a final first thing in the morning when I’m usually writing my blog, posting on my Facebook author site, and taking care of my online job, oh, and writing! So, I’m pre-posting this tonight for all of you. Kind of me, I know.
Checking the windmill and water tanks tonight found all the heifers and the two bulls gathered after the hot afternoon and drinking the cool water. The wind was up so the big blades were spinning the water up out of the earth and into the tanks. Cattle are odd. The first tank with the freshest, coolest water was full and the third overflow tank was where all the heifers were taking turns drinking. Cattle are odd. As I sat there watching to be sure water was indeed pumping out of the lead pipe and talking to my son on the phone, the heifers began to line up along the electric wire and stare at me. It was as if they were wondering why I’d called them all to this meeting and why was I getting started with the get-to-know-you’s or the sharing of news or announcements that begin all meetings. And as I pulled away, their heads all turned in unison, watching me leave without having given them any direction or job-well-done or get to work. By the time I got back to the perimeter gate, they’d all gone back to grazing and I heard the unison cry of “Whatever.”