Friday, December 19, 2008
A Summer Day
Its short sleeve and shorts weather here today. A short lived winter but she is coming back with force again Sunday so the weather men say. Guess Christmas caroling on a wagon in my hometown will be out. We south Texans are such sissies. It was mushy and foggy this morning when we went to check the ranch. All the cows were standing in the drive-way of the farm house bawling their heads off as if to say where is our hay? John decided he wants them to clean up the left overs and we'll take them hay tomorrow morning. We eat left overs, why shouldn't they? There is a hay ring around each bale so they haven't been standing in it and peeing on it. I think they are just lazy and don't want to bend their head down to pick it up off the ground. We will be taking molassas to put in the large feeders too. I saw something today that I have never seen there before, a squirrel. I don't know what it was looking for to eat there. There is two pecan trees in the yard but I have never seen them produce a pecan. I saw it as we passed the cattle pens. At first I thought it must be a rabbit and then I saw it jump onto the post and I knew I did see what I thought I saw. I hope it is smart enough to stay out of the yard as renter's dogs will make hash out of it. I don't mean to sound as if I've never seen a squirrel before. I had lots of squirrels when I lived in San Antonio and had large pecan trees. I loved to watch their antics as they run down the trunk of a tree to make their barking sound and tease my dog. They could run down the electrical wires and never fall but sometime they would make a mistake in the alley and get up high where there was a transformer. They would electricute themselves and knock out my electricity. I know I have said this before but I will say it again my elderly neighbor depended on selling her pecans so she used a have-a-heart trap to trap the squirrels and take them to the cemetary to release them. So back to the ranch we have a big day tomorrow to feed and get the cows ready for the cold weather and then we can go to the church party Sunday to see the Christmas story, have snacks, and exchange gifts.