Life’s Little Mysteries|
Mike’s Meadow Muffin for August 9, 2004
Life’s Little Mysteries
I gathered about twenty cows this morning,
And moved them through the gate,
To the back end of our summer range,
When I finished up it wasn’t too late.
So I headed out cross country
Wandering through the pines
Because there’s at least another forty head ,
I still need to find.
I didn’t find another cow,
Though I covered a lot a ground,
I didn’t come home empty handed ,
a mystery I found.
On a jack pine ridge near Rocky Lake,
On a bed of needles there,
Was one old rusty horse shoe,
And the bleached skull of a bear.
These curiosities I carried home,
Found by chance or strange design,
The Bear’s life and death a mystery,
But the horse that threw that shoe…
PS, That was Wednesday, Thursday I had to take a tractor tire to town to get fixed , so I finished the chores early and was ready to head to town by about 6:30. The dogs where barking and acting up so I turned them loose for a morning run, jumped in the pick-up and headed for town. Just as I pulled onto the road, I caught a flash of colour out of the corner of my eye there was a thump, when I looked back there was a wounded cougar on the road. The dogs had chased her out of our horse pasture. She wasn't dead yet so I ran over her again, that did the trick!
It's been a strange week. MP
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