Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Livin' High On The Hog
Have you heard that saying? It is used around here a lot. I'm refering to a little cottontail rabbit I've been saving all my salad left overs, peelings and anything I think he/she may like. I see it eating pear apples off the cactus plants but I know it can only get the low ones. I also know the renters are kind of angry with it for stealing bites off their watermelons growing in the front yard. I had to rush out this afternoon to take five gallons of bleach to John and the men working on the well. Not sure what that is all about but John said water from a bad well was seeping into the good well. They've been out there for several hours and aren't through yet and it's almost dark. Anyway since I was going anyway I took some old blueberries to the rabbit and left them beside the cactus plant. Hope it likes them. Hasn't been a good week. We did find out a cow was hit one night but it wasn't John's thank goodness because it did a lot of damage to a truck and killed the cow. The day one of John's cows did get out and it was in a place that didn't show from the road where a car or something had gone through the fence at some time. The ranch has a lot of highway frontage and the railroad used to go through there so it is kind of different in that area. The sheriff's department did get the cow back in and the next morning John went out to check and repair. While driving in the bar ditch and looking for broken fence he ran off into a culvert, getting his truck stuck and tearing off his bumper. So who does he call? ME. I call the renter and ask him to call his brother, the well man who has a four wheel drive. They got his truck out and our neighbor fixed the bumper. More and more each day I'm thinking John needs to take up kniting.