We drive on this road to get to the back forty. This is in the dry creek bed and to the left is the banker's property. The rocks are filling a hole so we don't fall into that crevice. When we used to drive the tractor there to plant hay grazer or check the wild hog traps because it was too wet to drive back there I would make John stop so I could get off and walk across. I could just feel that big John Deere on top of me. When we got to the back this morning there were two deer but they made haste when they saw us. The mesquite beans are turning brown and the pear apples on the cactus are turning red so the cows have something new to snack on. They like both. When I fed the turtles I saw several that looked about teenage (no acne yet). Wish I could see some real young ones but never have. Didn't look like the pipeline crew did any work yesterday. we were really early birds today. We stopped for breakfast tacos and coffee, checked the fence on the back forty, checked the water and cattle and fed the turtles and was back home in town by 8:30. Now we can hug the air conditioner the rest of the day.