Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Cactus Looks Like A Battle Field
We've been having frost on the cars and roofs in the morning and that is cold for us. It warms up to the 60's in the afternoon. We went for a ride to the ranch this afternoon as I haven't been going since John has the big rent young man to carry the propane tank while John does the burning. John did get a longer hose so the young man told him he liked it because John hasn't been stepping on his toes or hitting him in the eye with the pear burner like he did with the short hose. The winter weeds are very green and the cows eat some of those. The stock tank is full of water. I can tell by the boat. It is in the water and sometime when its dry it's out of the water. A whole flock of wild duck have taken up swimming rights since I have been absent. I got to see the latest calf on the block. It's black and white with just a tip of white on it's tail. John sold three large calves this morning at auction and he was pleased with the price. The gas people haven't started digging yet but they had said in February. The cows have knocked over a lot of the stakes with little red ribbon on them but I imagine they have dealt with cattle before. The new year is moving right along. I didn't even realize yesterday was still the holidays until I went to City Hall to pay my water bill and to the post office to mail some calendars to John's sisters in Alaska. Nice cowboy calendars, cuter then the darn moose calendars they send to us. Meese are my least favorite animals and so are mooses. I always have to stop and think what is plural for moose. lol Anyway I don't like any of them.