Thursday, December 31, 2009
Slippin' and Slidin' In The Cow Pens
Cow patties and mud mixed together are really slippery especially where the cattle have tromped up and down and back and forth. When John said let me have the wheel I gladly gave it up. It was short sleeve sunny weather but it is still too messy to drive much at the ranch. Tonight it is supposed to come another cold spell. We still have the extra hay shut in the pens so we can rely on that tomorrow if its too muddy to drive to the hay yard. When we drove over the tank dam we started sliding. I could just picture us landing on the turtles but he is pretty good at getting the truck under control in wet or sandy areas but it sure gives me a fright. When I got out of the truck I could see the water was very cloudy. In fact it looked like saw dust but I know it wasn't. Probably stuff off the trees hanging over the water. I could see the head of one turtle so I started pitching puppy food trying to aim for the area in front of the turtle. The water was so murky the turtle couldn't see the food very well. Finally three more came up but they weren't having much luck finding the food so I put what I had left on the edge of the water with hopes of them finding it for their New Year's dinner.