cows in cotton valley
Everyone in Cotton Valley the cows are loose again. If you see them please call Freddie at 771-2805 or Miguel at 787-465-0777. Miguels number is a PR number but he seems to be in charge.
I remember how scary it was when driving South Shore road and having an enormous brown cow butt in my windshield!! Tho' I'm no longer living out east, thanks for the "head's" up (not tails...sorry!) . Just keep your speed down everyone, and you'll have a fighting chance against hitting one. Nobody wants a 2000+ lb. bovine squishing you on the way home.
I'm not sure of the laws, Uttica, but here on STT livestock seem to have free rein.
Not long ago I saw saw two cows "grazing" on nearly grassless dirt on one of those tiny curbed tree islands in the Home Depot parking lot. It was picture-worthy. In the same area there is a herd of goats that runs free. When they decide to cross the road you just have to wait. Amazingly I've never seen a squashed goat on that road. Or maybe such goats become incorporated into dinners soon thereafter.
There are a few places where a cow is almost always tied to a bush. Weird, since those places are not really grazing grounds. Perhaps it is for directional purposes, as in "Tun lef at de cow". 😀
In Mon Bijou we had a road closed for almost 2 years for bridge construction and gut improvements. There's a farm on the road with a large herd of goats that pretty much took over the road. They graze in the gut and for several weeks you could see them walking from the farm to the gut on the road twice a day, morning and evening. They were not intimidated or impressed with the newly arrived traffic. I enjoyed seeing all the new babies. But they must have found another route - haven't seen them in some time.
I kind of miss them.
Why do hillbilly's draw circles around the roadkill on their way to the local fishing pole? So they know the fresh meat when they are coming back home.
Here in Iowa it is not unusual for a driver to hit a deer especially in the fall during mating season. People will stop and ask if they can take it off your hands to make venison.
I was under the impression it's not a good idea to eat road kill because when hit by a car, the adrenalin pumps through the "victim's" body, causing it to be tough, plus not a healthy thing to eat.
Where we live, we look down on the soccer field, and can watch the goats run in the morning. Apparently they are fenced somewhere west of the field and let loose in the morning. And I've never seen a mower on the soccer field.:-)
i well remember having to stop for herds of goats and cows back in the day in sion hill....it is even more titillating when one is walking and it happens...lol...quite fun and back to nature after you get used to it.
as a side note...when i was younger we lived kinda in the country for a time in NC and my moms was barrel assing down the road and accidently hit a huge hog that had run out in the road...she had me and my brothers and sisters stay at the deaded hog scene and went to look for owner and could not find it, so she went and got some of our neighbors teenage guys and brought them back to the scene...they loaded the hog in back of the station wagon...eeeeeeewwwwwwwww and yuck...and forced us (5 little kids) to go with her to take it to the butcher shop...after finding it was okay to butcher and eat, she had them do it. next day she had to buy another freezer to hold all the meat. remember i said it was HUGE...it's dayam snout was practically in my face on the ride to the butchers...i have never gotten over that vision...lol
Fresh road killed deer can be eaten and it can be quite delicious. A lot depends on how the deer was struck. Most of the meat on a deer (or cow or whatever) comes from the hind quarters. If the hind quarters weren't struck by the car, they'll be relatively easy to clean.
OK, those with queasy stomachs, check out here.
There are 2 basic concerns with fresh road kill, The first is that blood will saturate the meat all around the area of impact including the side away from the car. It can be drawn out, but it's a real mess to handle and clean. It's just not worth it.
Second, it's heat that gives some venison a gamey taste - it's not the external temperature - it's the internal temperature. If a deer is field dressed just about as soon as it is dropped, the meat will be sweet with no gamey taste. Because there's a delay in getting road kill dressed, the meat will most likely be gamey tasting.
LOL...probably more than you wanted to know...
well i know who the cows loose in cotton valley belong too. they have come into our yard and stepped on our solar light panels. i love cows ( am a strict veggie) but i am afraid of hitting the poor things. the owner of cows needs to walk the fence line once in awhile to look for holes.
The cows were out again yesterday. We were gone from 1 to 4 and when we returned there were cow pies all over the yard again. Around 6 the guys in the red pickup came by and asked had I seen the cows. I told them no but they had been here earlier. He said he would walk the fence line today and try to find out where they were getting out and I offered to help him. Tired of cleaning up their poop. Dixie, did they visit you as well?