Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Yesterday was a sunny day but the wind was blowing and it was icy feeling for south Texas. The tank water had heavy ripples across it. Just what the turtles doesn't seem to like. I had to call them several times to get them out of their mud bed. Maybe I should have just let them sleep. They wouldn't come out of the water but they did eat when they could grab a piece of cat food floating. When I would raise my hand to throw the food they would dive into the water. They really seemed to be nervous and had trouble finding and grabing the food. Some of their shells look cracked and old. I'm wondering if they are going to loose their shells and maybe new ones are growing underneath. I don't know I have never associated with turtles before. I was reading an article about sea turtles at South Padre Island, Texas and how they lay their eggs on shore. Now I'm wondering about these turtle's eggs. The days aren't long enough to check every thing out. The mama cows were fine, they weren't too uspet. Maybe they are glad those teenagers are out of the house. Always wanting to eat. We stopped at the edge of the farm house yard to observe the new additions the renters have added. They bought three very large solid white turkeys. Two hens and one gobbler. I wouldn't want that gobbler to be angry at me. He is one big guy. I wanted to take a picture but I couldn't get a view without junk in the background.