Monday, June 24, 2013

More Wet Blessings

Last week God opened up the skies and let it rain down on us:

I mean, it REALLY rained:

All that sand piled up against the fence line is compliments of that wind I keep fussing about:

We've waited 3 years for a rain like this:

Some parts of the ranch had more than others:

The north side of the ranch had over 2.5". It's still too wet to get to some of the pastures so we'll wait for it to dry out to keep from tearing up the roads, but we're pretty sure that some places received even more than that:


On the south end, it still looks like this:

And if you look really closely, you can see about 4 drops in the bottom of this rain gauge:

Here at the house we just had .2", but the inch we had 2 weeks ago seemed to have been a boost to these pretty weeds:

 We made one last feed run in the pastures that were still dry, and then moved those cattle to soon to be greener pastures:

And it was so good to see the beginnings of a little green in others:

It's nice to cross a draw and see this:

And flooded bar ditches make us truly thankful:

Funny how one place can look so vastly different depending on what pasture you're in and where it rained.

And I can't post today without including that spectacular moon last night. So many rich shades of blue in that sky:

Pictures with my little camera never do it justice, but suffice it to was a gorgeous night:

And we fell asleep with that pretty moon streaming in through the open window and giving thanks for many blessings.


Doniene said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!! I am so truly thankful for ya'll and the goodness that God and "rained" down upon you!!


M. E. Stephens said...

Well, Praise the Lord! What a wonderful blessing for you all! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful rain - at least on part of the ranch. :-)

Dora, the Quilter said...

Congratulations on the rain!
Still hoping for some in the Estancia Valley.
That moon was gorgeous, indeed, last month. Here it rose red and made me think of an old rock song!

Nancy said...

A million-dollar rain, for sure! May it bring many blessings to the ranchers in your area.

Jo said...

Good for you!! So glad you got your rain. May it keep coming in a reasonable amount.

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Well, Hallelujah!!!!! Good things come to those that wait upon the LORD!!

It can pour at our neighbors half a mile away and we get a good sprinkle or visa versa. Life is a mystery.

Judith Blinkenberg said...

Wonderful news! It makes my heart sing with joy. I too will give thanks to the Good Lord from whom all blessings flow. Great post! Hope your garden grows.

Julie Feldhaus said...

So glad you got rain and not a storm with it!! God is Good!
Hey guess what I found today in the quilt store??? the oink a doodle - moo panel yippy now I just have to get it made that's another story LOL

Sarah said...

So glad you got good rainfall. I hope it keeps up for you. Not too hard to flood areas, but enough to keep that green coming. After a late start we are well into winter now. It's been nicely wet and we've entered our coldest 6 weeks of the year. Ice on the windshield and a sluggish battery in the car some mornings.

Denise :) said...

Yay for more rain!!! Now are y'all expected to get the sweltering temps that are plaguing the mid/southwest now?! Your shot of the moon is beautiful! :)

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