Monday, June 06, 2011

Fog 'n' Deers

A cheerful dairy farmer contemplating his machinery

Liz and the BF hit a deer on the way home last night. Jumped right up out of the bushes and tall grass at the edge of the road up by the old dump. They heard from the police officer who answered their call that there have been a lot of them hit by cars up in that area lately.

Maybe the state should break out the state of the art mowers they bought with our tax bucks and mow the roadside so drivers have a chance to actually SEE the deer before they hit them...oh, wait, the state is broke and they want us to know it. Sorry I said anything.

Anyhow they are all right, thankfully, but the truck will need some fixing.

Haven't heard how the deer fared. There are rumors that there are a lot of them running hard into the road because certain folks are hunting them at night, in summer, in total disregard of the game laws. (Now who would ignore game laws, I wonder....). Could certainly be true, but I can't prove it so I won't come right out and say it.

Lots of break downs on the dairy farming front. Bent rod in the chopper. Something snarky with the hydraulics in the John Deere 4430. Case 930 coughed up its cookies yet again. If it ain't something it's another something I guess. Crop reporting appointment for the boss today. Not much to report yet. Just getting dry enough to plant now.

We have been fighting a persistent case of hardware in Liz's good show heifer, Gypsy. We figure it came in in some hay we bought as the Jersey right across from her had a case too. She recovered quickly though with a magnet and some pink pills and probiotics.

Poor Gypsy. I hope she will find her way through it. She is so good about being doctored on...she gets pills and shots and all the green chop she can eat.

Oh, and it is very foggy this morning, first time in a long time. Kinda pretty in a way.

7 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Nothing more frustrating than a machine breaking down. The fog is coating everything here with morning dew. A nice start for a hot day to come. Sorry to hear that a deer was hit. Glad to hear that no one was hurt. The deer really move when the farmers start working in the fields around here. The deer are so thick around here that it is always scary to drive at dusk or dawn especially.

Dani said...

I'm so glad no one was hurt!

Floridacracker said...

Friggin foggin deer!

June said...

Your cheerful dairy farmer needs to tell his face about his cheer.

Seriously, how annoying to have everything breaking, and deer running into roads, metal objects in cows' GI systems! Things have got to get better, don't they?

LindaGay said...

I'm so glad no one was hurt. And I'm sorry about the cost of having to fix up the truck plus everything else. We are seeing lots of deer here, I think they have taken to living in our hay field again.

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threecollie said...

Lisa, thanks, we were really lucky that no one was hurt and I am thankful for it. There are quite a few deer in some places here too and they sure seem to like to run into the road

Dani, thanks, we were too.

FC, well said!!

June, and he wonders why we always think he is mad at us. lol. He was just standing there watching Alan milking while I took some pics of him and that is how happy he looked.

LG, it is on one hand nice to see them, they are so pretty. On the other hand one of them under the hay elevator the other night scared the boss half to death. Don't know just what it was doing under the elevator, which is leaning right on the barn but...

Linda said...

He looks thrilled about mechanicing! About the same as mine is. I hope you get the hardware thing resolved......it can't feel very good to be in the condition.