Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Wet Thursday Morning

We fell asleep to the sound of rain again on Tuesday night, but this time the storm blew in fast and hard and LOUD!


All you Texas folks who have been waiting for rain...hang on to your hats...it's headed your way. The news mentioned 12" in places. Hunker down and stay safe. That's a lot of rain.

Thunder roared and lightening cracked all night. It was the kind of storm that used to send our kiddos popping out of their beds and scampering into ours when they were small. Heck, it even made me burrow under the covers a bit deeper and I'm a hard sleeper.

Don't remember if I've ever shared this tale, but I padded into the kitchen one morning and told DH that I smelled a skunk. He looked at me in disbelief and took my hand, leading me back into the bedroom, and pointing out the window by the bed. There lay a dead skunk. He said he couldn't believe that I didn't hear him last night. I asked him what happened and he said he smelled the skunk late last night and went out with his flashlight that could blind you if you were on the moon and his shotgun and chased the skunk around. He said he even shot more than once. Yes, right outside the bedroom...with a shotgun... and I never heard a thing. Sound sleeper? Just a little. :)

We were anxious to make the rounds and check tank water, but we'll have to wait a day or two for the roads to set up a bit so we headed south to a town about 80 miles away to pick up our beef from the meat market on Wednesday morning. Thankfully the rain held off long enough for us to get home and get it into the deep freeze. We had to use the bunkhouse freezer too and there still wasn't enough room for even one extra ice cube.


And yes, I should have defrosted it first. Sure hope I won't be needing that brisket anytime soon though, because it's at the bottom!

We used to have 2 big freezers but one went out years ago and we never replaced it because we always split our beef with the family at North Camp. Since no one's there, we get the whole thing, but we are very thankful because the price of beef at the store is crazy. I don't know if those prices will drop, but recently the cattle market has.

Its always a good day when we are greeted with a photo op like this:

                                 

Its the first time we've seen the sun since Sunday.

It was 42° this morning. DH went to check a well, but there's not going to be much running around today. I've got enough stew left over from yesterday and I'm taking advantage of the free time and working a bit on Ginger Belle. I'm going to be spending some quality time with my iron today:

                            

6 comments:

Tired Teacher said...

About a month ago, a loud thunder storm shook the house and woke me up from a deep sleep. It had been ages since a good thunder boomer came through this area. I don't mind the thunder, it's the lightning that drives me crazy. It's so unpredictable.

The photo of the packed freezer reminds me of the ones on the farm. My mom would keep them stocked with beef, baked goods and veggies. Last week I was hungry for roast and was shocked at the price of beef in the grocery store. I sure wish the producer got some of that money.

Love the progress you are making on Ginger Belle.

barbara woods said...

Maybe that rain will put out the fires in Texas

Cathy said...

Love your packed freezer! Reminds me of the venison and elk we used to stash in our chest freezer. We had terrible lightening three days ago. It was non-stop for about three hours. This was the last of our monsoon season. I hope we have a wet winter. Your pictures are great!

Dorian said...

Woohhoo, glad you got some rain. We had one of those rains storms last weekend. Thunder, lightening and some hard rain. It was SO nice! I love that shot of your freezer!! Wish I had some of that beef. lol Lucky you, getting to keep the whole bunch this time around. Glad you got some sewing time in :)

Cathy said...

I`m posting because I just saw the hurricane reports for Texas. I`m going to keep you in my prayers. I hope you don`t mind. What a bunch of wind and rain. Wishing you all the best.

Cathy Robertson

M. E. Stephens said...

Well, we got the rain! About 4 3/4" here on our property. Some areas had _a lot_ more than that. Thankfully, I think because it was pretty dry, there doesn't seem to be as much flooding as there was with the Memorial Day floods.

The story about the skunk is hilarious. Reminds me of one about my brother. I guess I should write it up for my blog some time. ;-) I've been thinking about sharing some old family stories.

Happy quilting! :-)

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