Behind our home there was a hill. Upon this was the t.v. tower. Sheri and I would go for walks on the hill. One time a coyote came trotting along and stopped to take a look at us until I threw a rock at him. I don't know if he thought we were lunch. Upon this hill, and also in Duckwater were rocks and cactus. The cactus produced a flower, and a cactus berry in season. The only problem with the berry is the season was very short, but they tasted great. They didn't keep very long in the fridge however, so it was like a two week feast and then it was gone.
We welcomed several critters into our home. One time there was a snake that crawled in. Another there was a scorpion. I was running around bare footed and almost stepped on the thing. When I saw it I jumped.
The other popular animal was the debus (Shoshone for stink bub.) There was an abundance of them, and they would put their heads down and make their stink.
|Looking towards reservation (North) from Halstead home|
|Views of the Valley|