Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I could set my watch by the wild turkeys. Lately we've been going out late in the evening to feed because of the heat. When John lets me off on the tank dam it is exactly six o'clock and the turkeys are there to get a drink. Of course I haven't been able to train them YET so they run for cover. I've started a new game with some of the turtles. I've been taking old bread instead of cat food. I'll tear off a large piece of bread and offer it to one of the turtles who have come up onto the ground near my feet. It will bite into it and hold on and I'm holding on just as firm on the other end. When it is able to break part off it runs for the water. Those turtles can run faster then you would think when they want to. The little twin baby calves are so cute. They stay together all time now and when they lay down they lay facing each other. Maybe so one can't leave without the other. We found a new calf yesterday and one today. The cows are looking kind of skinny and boney with the drought we have in full swing here now but John is doing the best he can. The government has come through with some help with the feed bill now since it is considered an extreme drought this spring in this area. Thank goodness he has a well to fill the stock tank every few days. Lots of wild ducks visiting today too. One day I would like to go just before dark and sit on the tank dam to see just what does come around to drink. I know we could get a camera but I prefer to see them in person.