Friday, January 15, 2010
Rain Is The Subject
I went with John to the ranch but I didn't get out of the truck. I've heard of farming or ranching from the truck seat. That sounded like a good idea to me today. There was water standing everywhere and it rained all day. The poor old cows were standing under the trees completely bare of leaves. One cow used her beanie, she was in an old tack building which isn't used any longer. Someone had left the door open. Maybe she was smart enough to open it. Ha. In south Texas people don't provide barns for their cattle as we seldom have very cold weather and when it is cold it doesn't last long. He had to open the gate to the pens to let the cattle eat the hay we had put in the pens before. Now if it keeps raining we will have to get a bale from John's daughter's house. Then if it keeps raining we may have to buy cubes because it may be too wet to get to the hay buggy and for sure to the hay yard. There is rumors there will be an early spring and the wild flowers will be beautiful. Rain is always the main subject in our rural community. Too much rain or lack of rain.