Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I ask John to wait for me to go to Curves and then I would go help him put out hay. I was there as they opened up, got that done, came home and we were on our way. We counted seven places where a fire had been started on the side of the farm to market road. Looked like someone just went down the road throwing out matchs. It must have happened on a damp morning or the fire truck got there in time because the spots had not gone much past the fence. When we got to the ranch the cows still had hay so John wants them to finish up what they have in case it rains as the weatherman is promising. The cows were out grazing and didn't even say hello to us. They do have a little bit of green grass and some more rain would sure help. We filled the tank with water for the house and while that was being done we went to check the wild hog trap. Renter hasn't fixed the door or put out corn. Looks like he is tired of that game already. We observed the cactus is turning brown and is loaded with pear apples coming on. The mesquite trees are loaded with blooms. John says both of these things are a sign of a dry year. We went to the back forty just to see if anything is going on back there. I spotted the neatest exotic deer in the next property. It was light in color and had very wide tall thick horns. It wasn't as afraid of us as you would think so I guess it is used to people feeding it. A banker owns that property so he can have most anything he wants there. We ended up at John's daughter's house to see how she came out on her trip to sell goats at auction yesterday. They never think they make as much money as they should have when they sell their goats or cattle.