Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Doesn't Take Much To Make Us Happy
It was as hot and dry as usual this morning but tonight we're doing the "happy dance". The rain dance I might add. It was beautiful, neighborhood kids are playing outside and I'm looking for excuses to go out. We even started to the ranch to see "how much" but it was raining so hard we decided two old people didn't need to be out driving in the dark and rain. This morning early we made our trip to Poth to buy feed. It is a pleasant drive over there as it is East of us and always a little greener in that direction and some pretty ranch houses. Just as we got out of town I spotted a cow out on the side of the road warning John to be careful. As we got closer there were several cows out and a wide gate open with a large herd in the field. Part of this ranch has been leased to an oil company or something connected to the oil field and probably someone going in and out left the gate open. When we came back the rancher was there with his truck and trailer and the cows were where they belonged. Bet some fur will fly over that. One ranch house I always enjoy looking at is fairly new and it looks just like a big red barn. I would love to see the inside and see how they have decorated it. John had to go pay the well man's bill when we got home. Wouldn't you know it rained the day after the repairs. They lowered the pump, replaced pitted pipe and added pipe because the water was only running out about half as much as it used to. It was running big time this morning and the cows were taking turns drinking out of the pipe where the water was running into the stock tank. Well it had to be done even if it did mar John's pocket book and the drought may not be over.