Thursday, July 14, 2016

Busters Gate Jim Hogg County TX - July 10 - 13

Busters Gate Jim Hogg County TX - Sunday, July 10, 2016
Morning 78 Degrees, Wind S at 3 to 9 Mph, Humidity 86%, partly sunny.
Afternoon 100 Degrees, Wind SE at 8 to 16 Mph, Humidity 60%, sunny.

Sunday slow gate day, and a grocery trip into Rio Grande City. The trip was quicker this week as I now know where things are located now.

We heard the early warning sensor and there was no vehicle coming there there were repeated sensor alarms so the cattle are coming. My wife got me to go and bring in the close vehicle sensor and cone so the cattle would not be attracted to it. There was another large group of cattle with most coming up the dirt road on Busters side and more than half of them coming along the fence there were three younger ones got pretty close to the front of Buster before turning and moving back to go around the back of Buster. A good show tonight keeping the eastern rookies occupied for a half hour.

Busters Gate Jim Hogg County TX - Monday, July 11, 2016
Morning 79 Degrees, Wind S at 1 to 12 Mph, Humidity 84%, sunny.
Afternoon 102 Degrees, Wind E at 8 to 17 Mph, Humidity 31%, sunny.

It must be Monday, I actually had WORK today. There was a lot of truck traffic in and out all day today mostly water tank trucks. There were other vehicles so all this traffic on the road must have upset the cattle coming to and passing the gate today. In the last hour of daylight I took our trash into the trash trailer at the work site and saw three small groups of cattle along the way in and out.  

Busters Gate Jim Hogg County TX - Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Morning 77 Degrees, Wind SE at 8 to 9 Mph, Humidity 89%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 100 Degrees, Wind SE at 8 to 16 Mph, Humidity 43%, partly sunny.

Those water tank trucks did not come today so our work level was down to a “normal” low volume of vehicles coming to our gate. I think the cattle were still upset from all the vehicles yesterday so there no cattle sightings this evening. Remembering the first week we were here things started with the rig move in which required  a large number of big trucks and other vehicles using the ranch road in and out. Thinking back to that time we did not see any cattle for days here and I did not know there were any cattle on this part of the ranch.

Busters Gate Jim Hogg County TX - Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Morning 78 Degrees, Wind SSE at 5 to 8 Mph, Humidity 88%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 101 Degrees, Wind SSE at 8 to 18 Mph, Humidity 38%, sunny.

Cattle, cone, cattle run. That story is upon seeing the first cattle coming up the road tonight my wife said go and get the cone, me not seeing any calf’s thought the cone would not be bothered with, wrong. The calf’s showed latter part of the group and as it came time to start moving along up the road the cone came to their attention and pushed it over then it is me going into action to retrieve the cone. To busy and no thought to take pictures, as I walk out there the cattle are stopped watching me then and start moving away back down the road.  As I bend down and get the cone looking up and seeing the cattle quick stepping away from me and never comeback our way today.

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