Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Guess What We Saw
As we were leaving the ranch yesterday I couldn't believe my eyes. I ask John to back up to see if I saw what I thought I saw. Yes it was a horned toad, a young one. A few years ago we saw one crossing the lane and none since. Horned toads eat big red ants and this ranch is loaded with red ant dens or beds so they have always had plenty to eat but they have disappeared. John ask me if I wanted to bring it home and raise it. No it is where it needs to be even though it was tempting because it has been so long not seeing one. It was young so hopefully it has some siblings. Not sure how many babies they have. I must research that soon. Before we left we went looking for Ginger the heifer John bought last July from some people we know. They were moving to the Texas coast and could not take their beloved pet cow Ginger. They did not want her to go to auction so they ask John if he would want to buy her and he did. They thought she was ready to have a calf anytime and boy were they wrong, she was just fat and spoiled. We hadn't seen her for several days so we went looking thinking she may be in trouble. We had looked everywhere and started toward the east part of the property. As we started onto the dam there she was in all her glory with new baby girl in tow. She had given birth and did the necessary chores of cleaning it up then brought it to meet the herd.