This is the back of the old home place that was supposed to be torn down last week and it still stands. It looks worse from the front. Probably built in the 30's. Right to the left of the old house is the house they built in the 70's. Whoo bet Mrs. B. thought she was in high cotton with a bathroom.
We made two trips to the ranch looking for the evasive two new cows and one calf. The other four and one calf had taken up with the herd and settled right in.
The fish and the turtles are in great competition now and after being fed twice today will probably expect three meals a day. I saw what seemed to be three or four small catfish. The water was terrible this morning with the green stuff but half the tank was cleared this afternoon. Probably a light breeze had swept it to the side. It won't stay forever.
It was very hot driving around looking for the cows through sunflowers much higher then our heads and no air on. John calls them Yellowtops, I call them Sunflowers. They are plentiful and so is the Horsemint. Too bad the cattle doesn't eat either one. We had several little grasshoppers jumping in the window to hitch a ride on our shoulders or arms.
They worked on the hay a few hours yesterday and today. One field will probably make about 80 large round bales and I don't know how many in the other. Even though its hot and there is lots of green grass you have to think ahead to this winter when the green grass is all dead or gone.