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Saturday, December 9, 2017

A Beautiful Sun Shiny Day

We had a short lived winter and snowy few hours. Today was a regular south Texas day. We found a road we hadn't drove on before. It was interesting with some pretty homes but it was bumpy and I don't like that. John got nervous because we didn't know where we were. As long as I'm in Atascosa county I know I will eventually come out at a town or road I'm familiar with even though it is a very large county. As long as my tires have air and my tank has gas I'm good to go.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Remember This Man?

This is an old picture. He is naked down to his plates now. Someone at this city building needs to dress him for Christmas.

Snow Crazy

It snowed in south Texas late yesterday. Even enough for some people to make a snowman. This picture was taken this morning after it had melted on the ground but was still on my roof. Some people went to the Alamo to experience snow on the Alamo. An odd thing about it was it snowed in such a wide area so many towns and cities experienced it. I know it sounds silly to our northern friends but to us it is exciting because it may be years before we see it again.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Ten Reasons I Should Not Get A Pet Chicken

1. The neighbors may complain, we don't even have a fence. Not that, that would keep it in.
2. I would have to buy or build a coop. I'm not a carpenter and John isn't either.
3. John's cats may eat it or at the  most chase it.
4. Another mouth to feed.
5. Would the city frown on my chicken?
6. John is trying to discourage me. He fed a cat and now there are three.
7.  People zoom around our corner and may run over it and then I would be sad.
8. What would the neighbors think? There are goats in our neighborhood.
9. If it was a rooster it could crow and compete with the dog on tall legs living behind us.
10. A chicken coop needs to be cleaned out sometime. How much poop can one little chicken make?

One of John's renters used to have a chicken for a pet and it didn't seem to cause any trouble. Oh well I don't always get what I want.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Do You Throw Your Masa Down The Drain?

I don't, because I don't make tamales, but if I did make tamales probably some of the masa would get spilled in the sink and go down the drain. I would think like a lot of people--just run lots of very hot water down and that will take care of it. Not so I learned today. This time of year masa in the drains cause city utilities a lot of headaches. Sticking in the pipes like cement. I've ate my share of tamales but never wanted to make my own. Lots of hard work and hot work usually here in south Texas. I've never heard this warning before. I wonder why it took so many years for someone to give out this warning. Is there anyone here in blogs who have made tamales? Do people eat them in your state like we do here in south Texas? If you do eat them what do you eat with them or on them? I like a slice of bread and a slice of onion with mine and John douses his with catsup. He would like chili on them but we can't wait that long to make some or open a can. When we get home with a dozen of hot tamales we're ready to eat. Humm good.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Down On The Farm

Since John can't work or drive any longer he is the one who wants to go riding all time. Me not so much, but I do so he can get out some. When we get on the little country roads where there is no traffic I drive slow enough for him to count the fence wires and see if they need "fixin". We started out where he wanted to go to see where it goes. Turns out it was a dead end and we had been there before. So I turned on a road I don't think we had been on before and that is hard to find. We went so far we didn't know where we were and kept guessing which town we would come in to. We passed the neatest tiny cemetery, for family only, I presume. The name on the gate read "Down On The Farm Cemetery". It was outlined with cement and had about three graves with head stones. One shade tree had lots of wind chimes hanging from the limbs and bird houses. There were a couple of benches and other decorations. I notice there are more and more ranches installing their own private cemetery. I don't know how that would be when the day comes to sell the property. I guess they would have to leave access to the  graves and they probably are thinking they will never sell but things do change. I don't know how much red tape they have to go through to install one of these but I'm sure there is some. I wish I would have stopped to take a picture because I'm not sure I could ever find it again unless by accident.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Prayers for Sutherland Springs, Texas

We were in our own church Sunday when the terrible shooting happened. We don't watch much news on Sunday so we didn't know anything about it until nighttime. We've been in shock because it isn't that far from us and some of the kids attended school at Floresville which is the first town east of us and we were just there a few weeks ago. We've been numb and in shock and coming to the conclusion we aren't really safe anywhere. We can't run and hide so we will go on as usual. We do pray for all those involved, even the shooters family.