I haven't been to the ranch for several days as I just didn't feel like getting up early and out the door. If I don't want to go to the ranch you know I don't feel like myself. This afternoon I ask John to go for a ride (you know country road) so he grabbed a couple of sacks of feed and away we went. It ya ride ya gotta feed . Was I surprised the inch and half of rain we got did some good. The grass was surprisingly green. Now if we could only get another inch or so to keep it going. The cows weren't up bellowing they were all out grazing spread around the ranch. John pointed out to me that Noel is going to have to go as he is pulling the strength out of Shelly Marie. I'm not especially close to Noel but he and his mom have such a bond it makes me sad to see him go. I can't press my luck on this one as I've saved Shellie Marie from the auction barn several times. He has warned me many times DON'T GET ATTACHED, this is a business. At least he lets me feed the turtles that farmers and ranchers don't like and they were fat and sassy today. Not sure about the fat, hard to tell with their shell on. When we left the ranch we took a long way home (country roads). Thank goodness for air conditioning it is hot and sultry since our rain several days ago. We found the place that buys wild hogs and we discussed how handy that would have been in the days when we were trapping. We had to haul ours to near Devine, Texas. We saw a grass farm where they irrigate and it was pretty and green. Lots of big new ranch homes. Pretty but too big for me and some of the roads are too dusty with that white dust everytime a car goes by. Some of them go all out decorating thier fences and gates with horseshoes, texas stars. Fun to look at but nice to go home to eat tamales for supper.