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.