This is not a new picture, the grass is not green except where John has water running constantly and has for about three months. You might say won't the well go dry? That crossed my mind but then when you think about how all the farmers are irrigating, thats a lot of water but I guess it is always a possiblity. This is a picture of Butter and she just had a solid black bull calf. Its a tiny little thing and we think it was born Sunday. With the black bull and so many black ones now that all look alike its hard to name them. Butter had a sister named Oleo but she died several years ago. We went to the ranch early this morning and again in the hot of the afternoon. After checking the cattle and special feeding a few of the poorer cows we drove into town to buy a Big Red soda to share. They are kind of like a Cream Soda and just right for a hot summer day. In the 50's we paid a nickle for one and today John had to pay $1.85. Yesterday when John went out by himself he came upon a buck caught in a double fence. He had jumped over and got his back foot caught. There was a lady whom John knows stopped and she had already called the Game Warden so he went on with his business. John said it was bloody from fighting the wire and trying to get loose. Poor deer, I'm glad I didn't see that. John couldn't tell if it would have to be disposed of or if it could be released and be okay,I hope the latter.