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Monday, February 29, 2016

hog wild

no this is not a wps moment
for those of you who are not a razorback fan
that stands for woo pig sooie
better known by those fans as
calling the hogs

slightly different from how the farmers
back in the day called their hogs

now we have lived in the country n for 15 years
we have mostly been peaceful living here
well some guy did miss the curve once
hit our mail box sending it several feet on down the
road with pieces everywhere
flipping his trailor with small bulls in there
luckily not flipping his truck
sending that poor calf limping on a broken leg
across the road
i dont think he the calf made it through the day
he was not taken back home lets just say

then the ole guy driving
as the paramedic was checking him
are you on any meds
yes i take aricept (thats donepezil like i take)
uh oh is all i was thinking
two weeks ago we had those raptor attacks
those i guess are mexican white eagles
apparently we are barely on the northern border
of their range
couldnt they just stay a little bit south of us please
climate change strikes us again

about a few weeks ago as i was driving up the road
from us
was this dead thing on the road
too big for a dog
definitely not a deer
definitely not a coyote
coyotes they be to smart it seems to be hit by cars
nope not a calf not a sheep not a goat
well as i run all the possibilities through my head
you know
remembering from my childhood days in arkansas
i think its a damn hog


now we live about a quarter of a mile from the san gabriel river
which starts a few miles above where we live
it flows in a snake like form into a large man made lake
then it  spills over the damn well not recently or ever i guess
over the spillway maybe
combining with the south branch of that river
on down to another lake miles away
thats about 40 miles from where we live

i read about hogs wild ones that started at that lake several
years ago
of course destroying things as they spread
like fences gardens orchards vineyards etc
i thought when i saw that hog and read that article
all they have to do is go up that river to where it starts
all those pecan trees acorns pastures gardens etc along
the way

Wild hogs running

i thought
its just a matter of time

this weekend
our very country neighbor with a very texas name
called us
yall guess what i saw today
a big ole 400 lb hog in the pasture next to yours

so i thought
will my fence around the house at least keep them out
will my horse panel garden fence keep them out
do i need to fence in my rainwater tanks
can my guard dog be a hog dog
my neighbor across the road where i grew up had

he use to take my younger brother and me with some
of those hog dogs
to go into the bottoms to go hog hunting
all i could remember was being told
be sure and climb the nearest tree if they come after you
they got those big ole tusks that can kill a man

i guess i may have to purchase a hog gun
maybe donating the hog to charity to feed the needy
that neighbors son does now in arkansas
maybe add that to my volunteer list huh

the organicgreen doctor

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