The Fallen Sparrow

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Re: The Fallen Sparrow

Postby Dave » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:52 pm

While the kids were hunting they ran into a leppy calf. They described it to me. I told the neighbor. He said that he thought that calf died. He had treated it three times and it didn't have much in the way of lungs left. The next day the kids saw that calf again but it was dead that time. You win some and lose some.
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Re: The Fallen Sparrow

Postby JMJ Farms » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:44 pm

callmefence wrote:...you can't lose em if you ain't got em.

This was my late pa in law’s favorite saying. Verbatim.

Weather has been crazy here as well. 91 yesterday. 87 today. 73 tomorrow and 40 this coming Saturday night. I may have to get the dart gun ready.
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Re: The Fallen Sparrow

Postby Ryder » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:50 am

Dave wrote:While the kids were hunting they ran into a leppy calf. They described it to me. I told the neighbor. He said that he thought that calf died. He had treated it three times and it didn't have much in the way of lungs left. The next day the kids saw that calf again but it was dead that time. You win some and lose some.

Buck off a few, and a few get rained out.
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Re: The Fallen Sparrow

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:37 am

ga.prime wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
ga.prime wrote:You sure that's a sparrow and not a warbler?


I was not absolutely sure.

Your poetic stanzas are good either way. :D


Those stanzas are from a tribute to the death of a dog. Lord Byron:

Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and all the virtues of man, without his vices. This praise, which would be unmeaning flattery if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just tribute to the memory of Botswain, a dog.
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Re: The Fallen Sparrow

Postby greybeard » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:41 am

Jogeephus wrote:
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Thanks, I needed something else to obsess over.


The weather is totally out of normal. We are having an extreme spring in the fall.


Yep, I had to postpone my yearly seal clubbing trip a month


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Re: The Fallen Sparrow

Postby Nesikep » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:35 pm

it's been a heck of a year for everyone it seems.. I had 4 cases of pneumonia at the end of august.. 95* temps and heavy smoke, a couple days later rain and 40* nights must have set it off.. I saved the one cow that had it the worst with a LOT of attention, she slipped her calf though.. I was going to get rid of her anyhow but that's the nail in the coffin for her.

callmefence.. there was the dummy I lost in August too.. got stuck in a bush for the better part of a day, dehydrated, hypoxic.. nursed him back to physical health but he'd lost all notion of eating and drinking.. tubing him 3 times a day was getting old.. did that for nearly 2 weeks.. He'd eat things you put in his mouth but wouldn't take any food!

Here was his approximate position, the small log circled in red had fallen over his neck!
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I had just dragged him out here
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Dazed and confused!
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Anyhow, he got the darwin awards for this year.
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Re: The Fallen Sparrow

Postby TexasBred » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:37 pm

Bright Raven wrote:A sparrow caught my eye as I was going into the optometrist on the eave of a roof right over my head. The bird was laying on its side. It was fluttering, I though maybe preening itself.

When I came out, it was dead on the concrete. Died and fell off the roof. I bent down and saw its eyes were closed. It was still and totally at peace.
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Who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferocity,
And all the Virtues of Man without his Vices.



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