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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Answers

Someone ask about the turtles. Sorry I don't remember who but I have not seen them in a while as it is either too wet to drive on the tank dam or walk on it. If it is dry enough it is too cold for them to come out. It seems hard for them to swim when the breeze is blowing the water in ripples.

To salemslot9: The mound in my picture is hard dirt packed into a mound and I know it has not always been there. It is smack in the middle of a dry creek bed that is dry most times except like now when we've had so much rain. The water is over what I call the round door.

To Dar: No it is not an ant hill although this place has lots of big red ants but not in this area. There used to be lots of horned toads because they eat the red ants. We hadn't seen one of those in years until last year one crossed one of the little roads in front of us. John thinks the wild hogs have done away with the horn toads but that is just his thought. He blames everything on the wild hogs. The absence of rabbits too. You talked about your Mom being picked up by horns and that happened to John too. A cow with ample horns picked him up into the air. They fit perfectly around his waist. He was able to grab on to the tall pens where they work cattle and lift himself out of her grip. The man who was working with him ask if he wanted him to take John home. John said no I'm okay. The man said if that cow had picked me up like that I would have to go home to change my underware.

11 comments:

jack69 said...

I'd have to agree about changing clothes after an episode with cow horns!!!!!!
Thanks for the laugh!
Jack & Sherry

Kath said...

I'm sure I would have to change my underwear Paula.Heeeeeeeeeee!!! Have a great day hope your weather suits you today.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Dar said...

LOL, Thanks again for my morning chuckle...I, too would have had to go home to change...Mom was lucky Dad was there to get the bull away from her.

So, now, since that hill is hard dirt packed into a mound, could it be mud daubers?...I'm thinking no, but I guess stranger things have happened. Maybe it was created by the flow of the waters before the creek dried and there is only a rock under it. Give it a poke and see if anything active appears.
Have a wonderful day....I really enjoy riding with you each day to feed the cattle and see what you see through your posts. That could be cause I'm a country girl who simply Loves TX.
God Bless and Have a Great Day

Toon said...

I'm sure the turtles are okay. They're a hardy lot.
Russ

salemslot9 said...

thanks, Paula

Sayit-baldys said...

ONCE MY DAD WAS BUILDING A BARN FOR A LOCAL LAWYER.
THE LAWYER'S SON WAS HOME FROM COLLEGE. SON WAS STUDYING TO BE A LAWYER. NEIGHBORS ALL REALIZED THE STATUS AND IMPORTANCE OF RESPECTING THE SON. THE LAWYER'S SON STRUTED INTO THE BARN LOT WITH THE JERSEY BULL THAT THE SON HAD HELPED RAISE FROM A CALF.

THERE BEING A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING, THE BULL ATTACKED JACK THE SON AND HAD HIM FACE DOWN WITH HORNS ENCLOSING JACK'S WAIST, SORT OF PLOUGHING THE BARN LOT WITH THE HORNS.
JACK'S MOTHER HAD HEARD THE YELLING AND CAME RUNNING FROM THE NEARBY GARDEN WITH LETTUCE SHE HAD BEEN GATHERING. WAS THROWING LETTUCE AT THE BULL.
DAD DROPPED THE CARPENTER TOOLS AND GRABBED A PITCHFORK AND QUICKLY GOT THE ATTENTION OF THE BULL WITH JABS OF THE PITCHFORK TINES.

SON JACK RETURNED TO COLLEGE REALIZING THAT BULLS DO NOT NECESSARILY HAVE THE RESPECT AS DO HUMANS FOR AN ASPIRING LAWYER. sam

Missie said...

Have a good Wednesday!

salemslot9 said...

my John sent this from work:

I showed this to Todd (from Texas) and he immediately said
Ant Hill
fire ants

I know you said it isn't
but, just wanted to pass it on

garnett109 said...

yep i would need a change of drawers also lmao thanks paula

Shirl 72 said...

I hope the turtles are OK. I think some of them
were on TV. They gave their history. I assumed they were from you neighborhood.

Shirl

~mel said...

I think your turtles are finally wising up and burrowing down in the mud until warmer weather is here to stay. By nature ~ they don't care for the cold. I don't think we'll be seeing turtles in my neck of the woods until June! Just a week now and Dear Hubby and I will be on the road heading for Ft Worth ~ I sure hope we have nice weather. Heck.. any weather will be warmer than what Wisconsin has been dishing out lately. I'm so excited to be visiting Texas again!!