Monday, November 9, 2009

Shooting Guineas At Loco Lobo

I spent a relaxing evening at the ranch of two local brothers. The ranch sets outside of Wink and about a mile and a half from the highway. The Wolf brothers call the ranch Loco Lobos, Robbie is the black wolf while Charles is the white wolf. The Wolf brothers normally don't have a woman hanging around, but they made an exception seeing that I was interested in taking a few pictures and possibly lending a hand in the future when it comes to doing a little poop scooping, uh...I mean cow paddy scooping.

The brothers raise cattle, chickens and guinea fowl. I'd never seen guinea fowl up close and I just had to take a picture. They're awfully cute. They run real fast and seem to be a cross between a turkey and chicken, or at least that's what they looked like to me.

Robbie gave me a tour of the ranch on this cute little motorized two seater contraption. I really liked it, he even let me drive a little bit on the way back to pick up some wood for barbecuing later. He showed me where they were going to put a pond and fill it with Koi. There's already a mini sink in that spot, so there wouldn't be much digging needed. I noticed another sink spot, a little bit bigger and suggested that they make another little pond, but that one should be for skinny dipping. I think Robbie took my idea under full consideration.

I enjoyed the ranch immensely and while sitting around the cooker I looked out to the East. I saw the landscape dotted with red lights far off in the distance. Robbie told me those were the wind generators that sit on the caprock between Odessa and No Trees. I couldn't believe it, that's a distance of just over thirty miles. You sure can see forever on a clear day.


TXsharon said...

Love guineas.

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

They're cute and fun to watch! And they run really fast.