High Temperature: 96F Low Temperature: 75F Sunrise: 6:24 am Sunset: 8:39 pm Humidity: 64% Wind: ssw 6 mph Chance of Rain: 10%
We were gone for only an hour or so yesterday, but it was long enough for a new passel of cows, calves, and one bull to be dropped off onto our property. The only signs that they had arrived were some droppings on the driveway and and several deep ruts in the pasture where the truck and trailer had passed through.
Taking an early evening walk (to avoid the high heat of late afternoon), we still didn't see them right away. Even climbing up the to the metal widow's walk along the oil storage tanks did not reveal their location. They were certainly being coy. It wasn't until we got to the high ridge just below the treeline and above the western pond that we saw them. They'd found the "new" pond and many of them were belly-deep in the brown water while others were belly-deep in the tall grass surrounding the pond.
It will take time for introductions. They will at first be deeply suspicious of us and especially of the dogs, but soon enough most of them will just turn their heads as we near, cuds working back and forth, before disinterestedly putting their ponderous heads back into the bounty of late summer grass.