Last weekend we visited the ranch of some good friends. Their spread is north of Hico, TX and their ranch house was originally built in the 1870's. Our friends have added on to the original structure. Their place is beautiful and the grasses in their fields have recovered from the drought nicely. The stone hut Martye and I are standing in front of was used by the original owners for protection from the Indians. If Comanches came near the ranch the family and hired hands would lock themselves into the hut for protection. The back side of the stone hut had small holes/slits to stick a rifle through and fire.