Monday, September 7, 2009
The Back Roads After Dark
Yesterday I read all men are alike they just look different so we can tell which one is ours. Mine is the one in his underwear in front of the TV with the remote in his hand. ALL WEEKEND. Soooo I told him I am going to feed the turtles. He says it is too muddy on the tank dam. Well I'm going to see. Just because we had a shower here in town doesn't mean it showered at the ranch. He got up and got dressed. Sure enough it was as dry as a bone out there. Turtles were waiting patiently under the tree. I had to hurry to feed them as John wanted to go by his daughter's to check a lock on a gate where the oil pumpers go in. Someone has been fixing it to look locked but it isn't. He thinks they may be leaving it open for a night outlaw hunter friend. No proof but he locks it everytime he finds it open. When we got almost to her house I saw a big flock of wild turkeys in the field. She and her mother were happy to hear the turkeys have weathered the drought and came back. We stayed until just dark and saw a jackrabbit cross in front of us. The first we've seen in a while. John ran over something in the road and ask me if that was a snake? It looked like it was so he backed up and it was gone. On the road toward home we saw a lot of eyes. A whole herd of deer crossing. John said do you know what they've been doing? Yes eating the farmer's peanuts. We need to travel the country roads after dark more often. Its cooler and safer so the animals come out to play and eat.