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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Country Road Calling

Now when John suggests riding on a country road you know he has cabin fever. He even furnished the truck and the gas so you knnnow he had cabin fever. Yes it rained all day long day before yesterday. There is water everywhere. We can't drive anywhere but to the house at the ranch and there are holes full of water on that road. With the cows tromping around in the rain it makes it even more like a pig sty. Thank goodness we had a bale locked in the pens and John had his rubber boots with him. So knowing there wasn't anything more we could do out there he suggested we take a ride but only on paved roads. We headed out to the road where we looked at a house for sale when his sister was here. Remember the house in the middle of a sandy field with lots of grass burrs. No we aren't thinking of buying it. Too expensive and needs lots of cement to walk on. Too hard to keep the pretty house clean with all that sand and burrs. I just wanted to explore the area so we did. At first when we got off the interstate he wouldn't go the direction I told him too so we just made a large circle and ended up where we made the correct turn. It was all new road to us so it was okay. There was water everywhere. Not on the paved or gravel roads but in the fields, in the pastures, it the yards. Tanks overflowing, low places into streams. Now if the March winds doesn't blow and dry the water out we should be set for summer this year. We didn't see anything of interest to write about but all that water to south texans is interest enough.

11 comments:

Dar said...

My sister is in the Ft. Worth outskirts, and she said they got over a foot of snow...mercy,...not the TX weather she's used to. Do you always get so much rain further south of her?
I know the cabin-fever-feeling. Bill and I spent a good share of the day at the cabin just for a change of pace. We still have tons of snow, just the change of atmosphere did us good.
Have a great Valentine's Day and stay out of the rain.
God Bless You Both

Dar said...

Oh, I love your new pic...the cactus are so beautiful in bloom, aren't they? ..and yours is a particularly large one. I love it

jack69 said...

Boy did you send us some rain. It rained and then rained some more. Our RV park is about a lake.
Go ahead and buy the house and cement the yard!~ hahahahaha. At least you found road to ride.
Take care.
Sherry & Jack

jack69 said...

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!

Kath said...

The weather has certainly been differant this year Paula even all over England.You seem happy with the fact you have had so much rain.More snow predicted for every area of England this week.Roll on spring.Brrrrr.Happy Valentines Day to you and John.Maybe another ride out today hey? Take Care God Bless Kath xx

madcobug said...

Glad that John took his hun on a country ride. Helen

Toon said...

I used to drive in the country for hours when I needed to think or when I needed to stop thinking. I'm glad you enjoyed the trip.

Russ

Sayit-baldys said...

SANDBURRS AND 'GOATHEADS'.
PAULA, DO YOU HAVE GOATHEADS IN YOUR AREA ?

COLORADO GOATHEADS ARE SO INNOCENT LOOKING WHEN FIRST APPEARING. MAY BE IN AN UNPAVED ALLEY OR DRIVEWAY. TINY GREEN LEAVES, SPROUTS COMING FROM A SINGLE ROOT. STEPPING ON OR DRIVING ON SEEMS TO HELP THEM GET HEALTHIER. THE TENTACLES KEEP BEING ADDED, LAYING CLOSE TO THE GROUND.

THEN ONE DAY THE GOATHEADS MATURE AND GET TUFF, HIDDEN UNDER THOSE TINY GREEN LEAVES AND A BAD DAY FOR VISITING CHILDREN GETTING OUT BAREFOOT, OR RIDING THE BICYCLE BROUGHT ALONG. THE GOATHEAD EASILY PENETRATES AND FLATTENS ORDINARY BIKE TIRES.

THERE ARE 'FOAM' TIRES AVAILABLE THAT HAVE NO AIR THOUGH GIVE A FAIRLY GOOD RIDE.

THE PLANTS HAVE DOZENS OF THE TENTACLES THAT WILL GROW TO A COUPLE OR THREE FEET IN LENGTH. ONE ROOT SUSTAINS THE PLANT. CAN BE CUT WITH A SHARP SHOVEL AND TURNED UP SIDE DOWN THE LEAVES ARE A LIGHT GREEN WITH HUNDREDS OF THE 'BURRS' ATTACHED TO THE STEMS. NEGLECTING THEM OF COURSE IS BAD AND WILL DO BETTER NEXT YEAR. sam

Lisa said...

Happy Valentines Day to you!!!! I'm glad to hear you guys won't be having the drought this year since you've gotten so much rain. I cannot imagine what our pastures are going to look like when all of this snow starts melting. A pig sty...just like you said.

Gerry said...

Yes, water is the Lord's great gift to farmer-ranchers. And never is rain more welcome than when it interrupts a drought. I am glad you are getting a good rain in Texas. I remember you were writing worried thoughts not so many months ago when it had been awhile.

Rose said...

This has been a long winter for most of us...I am looking forward to spring. I have a long list of projects for this house full of men!! xo