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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Happy April Fools Day

Did any one have an April Fools joke played on them and if you did, what was it? I kind of missed it. My Mama used to like to pull those jokes and my deceased husband did too. It was very hot here today so I see July and August coming. I'm sort of ready as of today I have a brand new window air conditioner in my bedroom. John doesn't like to use the central unit because of his Macular Degeneration so we have window units to use off and on. In answer to Dar my header is a hog trap. You can tell it hasn't been used in a while. When we lived on the ranch for 14 months we trapped wild hogs and hauled them to a buyer who ships the meat all over. It was a little extra spending money and riding the county of pest that digs up the land, ruins crops, and at times eats small animals. We would check the traps first thing in the morning as the hogs would get to hot if left there too long. If it had rained we would go on the tractor to the back forty and use the lift to raise the trap up to the pick-up bed. When we got the hogs (sometime several at a time) to the house we would hose them off to cool them before we departed. This was when the wild hogs had just started coming into Atascosa county. Some people thought we were going to trap them out. Boy! Did people not know wild hogs then and the damage they can do. Now they even hunt them with helicopters at times. We didn't even make a dent in them. It was fun but we didn't dare put a finger near the cage. We haven't seen one at the ranch lately but know they are there from their diggings.

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

no jokes for me today. :)

Jon said...

I used to always idulge in April Fool jokes when I was a kid, but I haven't had any played on me lately. Hey, I think I'll borrow that hog trap to round up all the cats in my yard.

My mother had Macular Degeneration and it's a horrible thing to have to endure.

Jon said...

I meant to say "Indulge", not "idulge". This stupid keyboard always skips the "n's" when I type.

Wendy said...

Michael got me this morning. He took my keys to the vehicle. When I couldn't find them I took the spare. When I got out to the vehicle to take him to the bus stop he handed me the original set and said April Fools!! The little brat!

TARYTERRE said...

My hubby called me from work to tell me he was sick and going to the hospital. When I went into panic mode he said, "April Fool's." I didn't think it was funny.

Weekend-Windup said...

No jokes here too!

Lynne said...

My boss and I got each other at some point yesterday, lol. I used to come up with some awesome pranks but that was a long while ago. Good to laugh!

jack69 said...

I did do one. I said WOW you have 3000 e-mails to Sherry! I got a WHAT?

And that was it....
Yes you are right most of us do not realize the damage the wild hogs can do, you have to see it one time and you will remember it always.

I was 65 yrs old before I realized what damage a hog can do with its snout!
On the road today.. Love from here!!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I did play a joke yesterday by telling people that my spayed cat was pregnant LOL

Lori said...

It was really warm here yesterday as well, and humid. Today it is a bit cooler and rainy. I don't want sweltering heat this summer, but I'm trying not to start complaining about the heat too early, after that horrible winter we had.