Monday, January 02, 2006

Cracker Cattle In The Woods



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This was definitely worth a stop. These appear to be real Florida Cracker cattle. I have a link that explains these guys to the right so I won't go into great detail here, suffice it to say that these are tough, Florida adapted cows. They used to be called "scrub cattle" because the were turned out into the palmetto scrub to live wild until round up time.

Florida was an open range state until the 1950's. Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I just had a thought. If they cut that Goethe tree down they could count the rings and know exactly how old it is. Wouldn't that be neat? Huh? No?

pablo said...

Missouri was an open range state for about as long, and when fences started going up, many cattle folk had no reluctance to cut the wires so their cattle could continue to range where the browsing was good. At least that is the tale that has come down to us comparative youngsters.

Floridacracker said...

Hoss,
We may have to send you to a tree hugger re-education camp for a few weeks...

Pablo,
The cowboy past is not really that far away.

Hick said...

I came by here yesterday to make a very clever comment (Sometimes I just crack myself up), but blogger and dial up were not cooperating, so I had to leave. Sigh. Now I can't remember what I was going to write. But it was good...that much you can count on...really...

Anyway, my grandfather was a real live cowboy during the summer (he taught high school in real life) and he used to drive cattle from Sacramento to the High Sierras and then drive them back again in the Fall.

...that' my story and I'm sticking to it...

Floridacracker said...

Ahh, the secret summer life of the teacher. I can relate...