Jon: there is no special season for the turtles here. They come out anytime it is warm. Today they seem to have trouble making up their mind if they wanted to sit on the tree limbs to sun or eat.
Mosie: John has always had a jersey cow or two. Some cows I don't notice as much as others. I know you like jerseys from reading your blog.
Dar: Thank you for commenting on my header. You may not have realized in that picture John is doing what we call "burning pear". Burning the stickers off prickly pear so the cows can eat something green when the green grass is dead and it hasn't rained. I wish I could find the picture of him burning pear one year in particular. We would get up way before daylight to beat the heat. Burning pear is a very hot job and with the hot sun it can be a killer. The picture looked like Christmas lights with the stickers still lit up in the dark. Also run rattlesnakes out of the prickly pear bushes with the hot pear burner (like what some call a flame thrower) as the snakes like to live down in the ground under the pear bushes.