Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tacos In The Dark Make A Mess
Why is it when you're young and have responsibilites you can't sleep late but wish you could? When you're old and can sleep as long as you want you can't. This was one of those mornings for us. We were up waaaay before daylight for no reason so we headed west. Stopped to get our bean and cheese breakfast tacos, red sauce, chopped onions, and coffee and continued our journey stopping at the well to start water running into the tank for the house water. Then on to the tank dam to eat. Pitch dark and the light in the truck doesn't work so we're fumbling around trying to add sauce and onions. Still too dark to feed the turtles. They couldn't see me and I couldn't see them so we rode around looking for eyes. We spotted some tall lights in the distance so we decided to track them down to see if it was some oil well activitey on other property. We never did find when the lights were and it was getting light. The turtles were waiting, they must have heard us in the dark or felt the vibration of the truck on the tank dam. The ducks were on the other side near the old boat so I started calling them. They came and ate with the turtles being a little hoggish. The wild duck was no where to be seen. He much have wooed and cooed and left. Just like a man. We started for home and a ways up the farm to market road we realized we hadn't seen Shelly Marie anywhere. John said do you want to go back to look for her? Do kids like candy? We looked and looked. I can spot that girl from afar. She is a regal cow with thick horns shaped a certain way and her color and markings are easy to spot. Nowhere to be found so we decided she was taking a rest somewhere. As we were driving down the lane to leave we spotted her out in the field grazing. Mission accomplished and home by ten A.M.