Saturday, February 12, 2011
Back To The Ranch
Our company is all gone and its back to the ranch. John's brothers-in-law kind of took over my job of tagging along to feed and check the cows. To tell the truth it has been soooo cold for south Texas I was kind of glad to have an excuse not to go. They enjoyed playing rancher and I'm sure they will have some tails to tell when they get back to Alaska. They didn't get to soak up as much sun as they had hoped. The last of the company left today when it was a beautiful day. John and I headed out. We found three new babies (they always seem to have them when it is the coldest.). I stopped at the tank but the turtles wouldn't come up. I guess they have decided they better hibernate like good turtles do. The company was surprised when John told them how they come out of the water when I call and eat cat food or bread. Wish they could have seen them but its just been too cold. Everyone always asks if they are snapping turtles. I've never seen a snapping turtle so don't know if there are any in this part of the country or not. The trapping of wild hogs for them didn't work out either but they enjoyed seeing the roadrunners running here and there. One day we took one of the couples to Choke Canyon and we saw deer, turkey , and amadillos. They took pictures of the armadillios as they had never seen them in the wild. It was fun but will be nice to get back to our usual routine.