Remember this home sweet home I wrote about? I still don't know what lived there but I hope whatever it was got out because there is water over the door. A few weeks ago the cactus was brown and falling over. Now it is green and standing at attention. The wind felt like it was coming off ice this morning even though the sun was shining bright. We put out a bale and put one in the pens for when it rains again. We put out the grass hay for them to eat now and the bull got so mad he tore into it and bursted the bale before John could get the ring around it. He wanted haygrazer hay. Oh well we just try to imagine what they are thinking. The one cow who thinks the old tack room is her apartment got in it out of the cold wind this morning. She walks in and turns around then stands there warmer but with her head out the door so she can see what is going on outside. Smart lady! One cow can't see well at all so she stays in the far east of the property and drinks water out of the mud holes. We went to check on her but not too close to scare her. John looked at her through the bionoculars to see if he could tell is she is bred. He thinks she is. Since it is cold and she is thin she only has to drink water about every three days. If the herd goes to that end then she can smell them and follow but if they leave and it rains there is no scent for her to follow and she stays put. we can always see her from the highway and know she is alive and grazing. We saw one lone coyote running like it had been shot out of a cannon. We are just not seeing any deer, hogs or turkey. We did see a deer rib cage on the side of the road. Guess the buzzards had several meals out of that one. To Sam: Yes we do have goatheads here but not as many as the grassburrs. I'm thinking what you call sandburrs are probably what I call grassburrs. They all hurt and I know the goatheads well enough to know they hurt a lot. To Dar: We are having an unusual amount of rain. Last summer it was so hot and dry many stock tanks went dry.