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.