Monday, June 28, 2021

Blessed Rain

More prayers were answered on Memorial Day as it began to rain. The kids and precious Emma all headed back home that morning and DH and I - and Skeet - spent 6 hours the next morning making a circle in the Ranger to keep from tearing up the roads:

We checked 12 rain gauges:

And yes, I made a list so we could document everything - DH records everything he does in a book:

Another gorgeous morning with crisp desert air filled with the smell of blessed rain. I wish someone would invent smell-a-vision because the smell of rain in the desert is truly heavenly:

When it rains in the desert, the phones start ringing as ranching friends begin inquiring about rain amounts:

Spotted Tank was full

And the birds seemed to be celebrating:

Skeet has to test out every tank

And give his seal of approval:

Time to test out the 4-wheel drive


Skeet looks a little skeptical - LOL -

A few prayers were sent heavenward because it would have been about a 12 mile walk back to the house:
DH said I ought to have a little more faith

And yes, our feet were soon back on dry ground

Boy howdy, does he ever love to run

Another stamp of approval

He's always on the job

Where to next?

I love windmills, but I'm sure glad we don't have to pull them anymore

Our rain gauges often dry rot between rains out here so that gives you some idea of how happy this moisture makes this rancher

His 4-legged side-kick kind of likes it too


And as I finish up this post, I hear thunder rumbling! That means I'm fixing to throw open the windows in hopes of smelling rain while we sleep because it'd be good to make another circle!


Donna said...

Glad you got all that rain! It's kind of funny that you all call each other to see how much rain you got! Love the Skeet action shots!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

That is so awesome to see all the tanks fill!!! What a great day!!and all of it was Skeet approved - I think that makes it the best!

Chantal said...


Gretchen Weaver said...

I'm so glad you got rain, you really needed it. I hope you safely get several inches more. A rainy day might be a good day for some sewing, I'm just mentioning it.

Tired Teacher 2 said...

Prayers answered, and moisture appreciated!

Caroline said...

We are in central ND. Although we don't farm, we do rent out our crop land. We have been so parched up here, as many have. But you still feel bad for the ranchers & farmers. We went away for the weekend, and came home to an 1 1/2" in the rain gauge, and then got another 1" over night. Such a relief. Probably not enough, soon enough, but welcome.

Jusy L. said...

I can imagine how happy y'all are to get the much needed rain. Great photos!

Shelly said...

Oh, sweet Skeet! Such a good helper! I have to pray hard when I get in the Ranger with My Cowboy, too. Why do men think they can drive vehicles into places they shouldn't and not get stuck? I had to go pull him out the other day! We've had more rain than we need the last week or so, but we were pretty dry before it came. It's so nice to see all your tanks full. God is good.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Am so thankful you received rain!!! I don't think anyone appreciates rain more than a rancher or farmer. I love Skeet--he is such a happy, energetic fellow and seeing him so happy and enjoying life reminds me to do the same.

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