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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mesquite Trees Lie


All the old timers and old cowboys swear by the mesquite trees. When they leaf out winter is over. We checked the ones on the ranch and they are leafing out so we were sighing a sigh of relief. They are not as full as this picture and of course the beans you see here will come later. Like all the unusual weather everywhere this year the mesquite tree myth isn't completely correct as folks we got winter here again. Its cold tonight and is supposed to be colder tomorrow night. Our heater is feeling gooood. We got a nice rain early this morning and that was good for me as I put Weed & Feed on my lawn yesterday anticipating the rain. Yes I never learn, I'm feeding my weeds again but I have to try something as the weed stalks are so strong my yard man had trouble mowing. The wind blew hard all day. The poor little hummingbirds had to hang onto the feeders for dear life to keep from being blown away. I bet they think they got their dates mixed up and came here too early. You may wonder about the mesquite beans. When they get dry and fall off the cows will eat them. I have read that the indians used to grind them up to make flour. Well I don't think they had anything to grind them with but maybe they pulverized them with a rock. Dar: About the fainting goats---John's daughter had a couple one time that were supposed to be that type but I never saw them faint. Jack: Yes I am always ready to go in the truck. I'm so thankful in spite of some health problems I can still ride or drive a lot. If the price of gasoline wasn't so high I would really be a low maintenace gal.

11 comments:

Lucy said...

Finally made it back. Didn't go anywehere , just busy. Need to rest my back, today. You got yo share in the cold to huh. Consider yourself lucky, we had ice and snow and the wind was so cold.

Ally Lifewithally said...

Paula it has been a lovely Spring like day here today The Children were even playing on the trampoline in the garden this afternoon ~ Hope your weather improves and you get some of this Sunshine ~ Ally x

Sheila said...

We are cooler today too, after two days around 70. I think the 70's are supposed to come back Tuesday. Enjoy your day, Sheila

jack69 said...

Now it is rough when a sign of nature says Spring is over, but the weather around you says, Huh uh!

I guess if the hummingbirds can hold on a few days they will be very happy.

So hang in there, turn the truck heater on, and make another road or tow, then it will be pretty hot riding around. LOL

barb said...

COOL HERE THIS WEEKEND TOO, PAULA, AND COLD TONIGHT. HAD SHORT HEAVY RAIN YESTERDAY. SOON TIME TO HEAD NORTH AGAIN--DRED THE "GETTING READY"--BARB

Lori J said...

Hello there Paula,

I am slowly being able to identify the different trees, cacti etc. as we vacation here in AZ.

There are a few folks here from TX...Your place looks beautiful!

Blessings,

ALBERTA Lori (holidaying in AZ)

Toon said...

Winter just will not give up! I don't think it'll retreat until April is fully here.

Ora said...

guess ole march is going out like a "lion"...LOL..but spring is here...the calendar said so...and the weather man keeps trying to make us believers LOL..and then he or she turns around and says...so and so got four inches of snow last night LOL...I will take the rain that fell last night and this morning...and it is cooler...but not so very bad...hugs to ya girl...Ora

Rose said...

we had snow saturday...but the sun is out and the snow is gone!! xo

Lori said...

I think Winter and Spring have been having fun with all of us this year, taking turns showing up and hanging around. I'm hoping we're done with the really cold weather here.

Gerry said...

I don't think the weather man knows what he is doing this year. Hot one day cold the next, people all over say it is happening there. We look for the palo verdes to bloom here. They decorate downtown Phoenix with yellow. One of these days it will be very hot, that I know. And will stay that way too long. I bet you don't hover around 110 degrees in Texas or do you, in the summer?