I'm interrupting my vacation slideshow for some breaking news here in the Hollow: We have a cow!
Well, she's not actually ours. We're not even sure where she came from or how long she's been hanging around. We just spotted her wandering along the creek yesterday evening.
All of the land around us use to be ranch land. Our ponds are really just watering holes, created when a rancher dammed up Long Hollow Creek years ago. But no one in our immediate area owns cows now.
She doesn't have a tag or brand. We can see she's a milker, but she doesn't seem to be producing milk now. But believe me, I'm no cow expert, that's for sure!
I hope someone didn't just dump her out here. Do people dump cows when they get old or stop producing milk?
Perhaps she just wandered through a break in some faraway fence, munching on grass until she looked up and realized she didn't know where the heck she was. Maybe she was drawn here by stories her parents told her about a sometimes-flowing creek and fields of green weeds. Maybe she decided to reclaim her ancestral territory.
Okay, I'll stop.
I wish we could keep Bessie. However she got here, she's one tough cow.
But she's so skinny, and we know nothing about cows, so we called the Sheriff's department who contacted some real cowboys who I guess..I hope...will round her up and take her to a good place.
I'll keep you posted...