All the old timers and old cowboys swear by the mesquite trees. When they leaf out winter is over. We checked the ones on the ranch and they are leafing out so we were sighing a sigh of relief. They are not as full as this picture and of course the beans you see here will come later. Like all the unusual weather everywhere this year the mesquite tree myth isn't completely correct as folks we got winter here again. Its cold tonight and is supposed to be colder tomorrow night. Our heater is feeling gooood. We got a nice rain early this morning and that was good for me as I put Weed & Feed on my lawn yesterday anticipating the rain. Yes I never learn, I'm feeding my weeds again but I have to try something as the weed stalks are so strong my yard man had trouble mowing. The wind blew hard all day. The poor little hummingbirds had to hang onto the feeders for dear life to keep from being blown away. I bet they think they got their dates mixed up and came here too early. You may wonder about the mesquite beans. When they get dry and fall off the cows will eat them. I have read that the indians used to grind them up to make flour. Well I don't think they had anything to grind them with but maybe they pulverized them with a rock. Dar: About the fainting goats---John's daughter had a couple one time that were supposed to be that type but I never saw them faint. Jack: Yes I am always ready to go in the truck. I'm so thankful in spite of some health problems I can still ride or drive a lot. If the price of gasoline wasn't so high I would really be a low maintenace gal.