Saturday, April 15, 2017
Those of you that have been reading here for any length of time, know what that means! And you know that I'm going to post about it because rain in the desert is always post-worthy.
We had 5 days of branding scheduled, but the rain started on Tuesday afternoon. It was a very vocal storm too. Goodness, the thunder and lightening just shook the house every 3 seconds. Someone wasn't too fond of the ruckus:
On Wednesday morning DH debated about calling things off for the day. I still began pulling together breakfast, but he finally decided to shut things down for the day so phone calls were made and I had the day off. Then one day turned into 2 because we had more rain on Wednesday. We had another .4" after this photo:
Not only was the rain a blessing, but I was feeling awfully puny on Tuesday afternoon and I needed those 2 days to recuperate. I couldn't stand the thought of cooking for guys when I was running a 103 degree fever and take the chance of them getting sick, bleach, or not. So the good Lord sent us this amazing rain and gave me a little window to get well.
On Friday, I had 11 to feed, and they all came in shucking their boots and stomping their feet, but I told them all to just bring it in.
No desert ranch wife in her right mind is going to fuss about a little mud. In fact, this ranch wife is more than happy to mop it up! Rain is a good thing and you can't have rain without mud:
It doesn't take much for this country to revive and we had just a hint of green coming on in the pastures. We had 1.7" here at the house and that's going to bring on the grass and weeds in full force. The horses won't even come in for supper because they'll be chasing that green:
Once the roads set up, we'll make a run to see how much rain we had on other parts of the ranch. We just had some of the road worked and the last thing we want to do is tear them up. That rain also means that our feed run days are over! Poor Skeet is the only one who'll be disappointed about that!