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Monday, March 23, 2015

CATTLE CALL

Uh-oh. Invaders on the Savannah.


Savannah. That's what SWMBO named the huge plot of vacant land just to the east of where we live, between us and the town and the mountains. Never mind that this is what most people think of when the term "savannah" comes up.


I must admit that there is a similarity, though the wildlife is a "tad" different.

But getting back to the subject at hand, some cattle fained to intrude on our landscape recently.


Actually that archaic term "fained" is punningly accurate. All of the land on which Prescott Valley now sits was once rangeland owned by the Fain family. They still run cattle in and around the town on undeveloped land.

This one seems to think he's the boss.


I wasn't about to argue the point.

11 comments:

  1. Just wait until you have their calves to photograph! They are so curious and will stare until the mothers moooooove them away.. We saw a few Pronghorn antelope on 89 yesterday. The days of "where the deer and the antelope roam" are long gone. We're geeked with a few bovines!

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    1. I think there are more Pronghorns up toward Chino Valley. At least there were a few years ago.

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  2. Wise choice. Not arguing with the cow is "no bull." Your third frame could be a painting.

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    1. Glad you noticed that. There's something to be said for an unsteady hand and soft focus.

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  3. Even Matthew McConnaughey turned his Lincoln away from one of those big boys.

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    1. All right, all right, all right.

      (You knew I was going to do that, didn't you?)

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  4. I like seeing them around the civic center. Reminds me of when this was just a small town.
    I call the path a bike path because I ride a bike on it but it is really called the multi use path, so yes you can walk it.

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  5. I think the Fain's own a lot of land in Arizona. I remember seeing the name near a ranch just outside of Yarnell.

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  6. Wow - looks like Mike's not the only person that cows stare at :)

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