Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Summer At The Ranch
It really did feel like summer driving around the back forty checking the fences. We found three broken wires in different places. The owner's son is putting out corn trying to catch the wild hogs so they come through the fence several times a day from the neighboring property that is brushy. Of course the fence wire is old so it breaks easy. The deer break the top wire and the hogs the bottom wire at times, not every day. As we were going down the lane we saw a buzzard near the fence and thought it was eating something so we backed up. It actually seemed to have a broken wing. We stopped at the stock tank and I called the turtles up to feed them some bread. I saw one that looked so differnt from the rest. It didn't have the red stripe on the side of it's face. It wasn't the greenish color, it was more like tan and had a lighter stip os shell that looked like tile down it's back. My old friend was there. It has a deformed shell, kind of peeled back on one corner. John went to Kenedy, Texas yesterday to look at bulls. His son bought two and John was going to buy one and backed out. It is young and not being raised here with all the green clover he is afraid it would overeat and bloat and maybe die. He already lost The Looker and she was worth a lot of money right now.