Facts of life is that if you have livestock then sooner or later they may die a horrible death. Last evening I checked and feed the "Lower Pasture Bunch". What I thought I saw at first was a cow sunning herself turned out to be a very pregnant dead cow. Facts point to a labor gone bad and since she was within a few feet of the hay ring I have nothing else to indicate any foul deeds. The most enlightening event was watching the rest of the herd queue up behind the Tractor as i removed and buried her. They followed a bit and then stopped, all in a mood of mourning, with dropped heads, an uncertain walk and a few voiced sounds of concern. When I returned they still waited where they had stopped before and then followed me back to the hay ring. The cows knew what had happened and knew nothing could be done for their herd member. Dumb animals are not dumb, dumb people who fail to observe what is happening around them are dumb. In a SHTF case not paying attention can get you killed, the dumber you are the more likely this will happen. Tomorrow or so I will post pictures of this event that will not upset others but will point out what I saw.