Tuesday, April 6, 2010
New Turtle Menu
Those watery creatures ate high on the hog today. They had chicken cut in small cubes and french fries and they ate it up. Sometime I don't go from home so I just take something from what I had for lunch at the hospital cafeteria. We don't always plan ahead or John changes his mind so the turtles have to be thankful for what they get. Three new baby calves and I've lost count. They will be ready to sell about September or October. We drove all around the haygrazer and it is about two or three inches high and starting to need rain. You wouldn't think with all we had and the ponds still full but south Texas land gets dry fast. We saw deer tracks in the field but the dreaded wild hogs haven't discovered the haygrazer yet. We checked out the wheat along the country road. I think that is a fairly new crop out here. At least I've never seen it grown around here before. After supper we made a big circle around to Black Hill looking for wildflowers. We found some along the road, just beautiful and I don't know the names of all of them. Even the old thistles are pretty when a property is covered with them, some white and some a shade of purple. I intended to stay on paved road to insure my truck stayed clean. Famous last words, we ended up on a dusty gravel road where we kinda didn't know where we were. As long as I'm in south Texas I'm not afraid to drive the roads because sooner or later, mostly later, we'll come upon a town or berg we are familiar with . Today we ended up on the highway that leads home. Who would have though there was a road that close to home that we had never been on. Especially John.