Saturday, April 15, 2017

MUD!



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!


10 comments:

Janet O. said...

Blessed rain!
What a smart woman you are to embrace the mud and roll with it. Sounds like quite the storm. I guess if you had to get sick, the timing was perfect!

Tired Teacher said...

Blessing all around - rain, recuperation time and a reprieve from feeding four and two-legged critters. Thrilled to hear about all three.

Staci said...

Are you feeling better? That storm was a blessing in more ways than one.
Poor doggy! That picture made me smile in sympathy with him.

Chantal L. said...

Amen! So happy for you. Hope you're feeling better real soon. ;^)

Shelly said...

It's always so nice to get rain when you need it. Our pond is blessedly full, and things are really greening up here. We've locked our horses and cattle (and goats) off the big green for a bit, until it gets a good enough start that it'll survive them! They're not too happy about it, but they still have enough where they are, and plenty of hay yet. Maybe you'll get some more, just when you need it next!

Jim and Judy said...

I'm thankful for your showers of rain and blessings!! Have a wonderful Easter.

juliehallfeldhaus said...

We've been getting rain too. A rancher never turns rain away, we love the look of green grass to much!!

Dar said...

Sure hope you are feeling better now and that the rains have stopped for a bit. I continually am amazed by your strength and endurance at being a ranch wife. It's a hard life I can tell, but the rewards are priceless. Love seeing what you are doing each day. Never a dull moment.

Sherrill said...

Ooo, that is NICE! I LOVE the rain but am not crazy about one cloudy day after another. I know I'll be wanting a few come July. That pup has a nice pond to swim in for awhile! LOL

allthingzsewn said...

Praise God He still answers prayers, and his promises..
Praise Him we are celebrating His ultimate show of love for us today.

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