Sunday, November 22, 2009
When The Walls Close In
we go to the ranch. I have heard soooo much football this week-end and now I hear it again. How can John watch football 24/7 or so it seems to me when there is sunshine, fresh air, and turtles out there? We knew it would be muddy and we knew we couldn't drive just everywhere. If it keeps raining I'm looking for some rubber boots. On the other hand that may bring bad luck. the boots may just sit in the closet for months on end while we pray for rain like last summer. The tank dam was so hard to walk on as the cattle had tromped on it while it was wet and then the sun was bright today. It dried it out just enough to make their tracks very hard to walk on but I made it calling all the time. "Tortugas" "Boys and Girls". Finally a few turtles came up but not many. I don't remember the tank ever overflowing to the extent it did this time. The water went past the fence and far out into the pasture. The old boat the former renter used to play with is now floating in the water again. The tank water has lots of trash in it such as small limbs and leaves. It wasn't long until I heard a faint toot toot from the truck horn so back to town we went and to the TV. The cattle have plenty of water even in the dry creek bed and the grass is still green. We haven't had a frost yet so all is well at the ranch for now except the farm house renters had their big van that could haul their large family repossesed. The man told John it had something wrong with it so they didn't make the payment and the company came to get it. Duh!