Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Rain Blessed Rain
we awoke early this morning to the sound of thunder and lightening and best of all to a beautiful rain. We jumped out of bed and stood in the door to watch the rain. We said a few thankful comments and went back to bed. Later John was going to the ranch to see if it rained and how much out there. I talked him in to waiting until I finished my doctor appointment so I could go too. Rain is news, big news, important news in our dry parched county. When we got out there we could see it had rained but not like it had here in town. We always seem to get more then the ranch but we're not complaining. As we started up the tank dam we spotted Shelly Marie and her baby. It was plain as day her baby was a little boy (bull) but she still didn't want us too near it. She started walking away toward the brush. That means she is a good mother. We went on to check the cattle and when coming back over the dam if we could see Shelly John was going to go to the grain tank to get some special food for her since she was alone, has a new baby, and is getting old. Being alone she could eat the special food without the other cows fighting her for it and it could give her strength. She was long gone so she missed her special treat. All the other cows seemed to be doing okay. The roadrunners were out doing what roadrunners do best running around. I guess they were enjoying the fresh air after the rain. I know I did.