One of the most exciting effects of the rain last week… a full pond. You don’t realize how much you really, REALLY appreciate something until it’s taken away! The first year of drought to hit us here in NE Texas was the brutal summer of 2011. Many Texans experienced the hardship of withering forage and drying ponds. One of our ponds here ran completely dry.
Being the eternal optimist that we are, we used this time to have the ponds reworked and the dry pond deepened, knowing that would make more water available in the coming years. But sadly 2012 was a drought year as well, one that gripped much of the US. We’re thankful for the moisture we’ve received recently to both replenish our ponds as well as help our winter pastures. Here’s hoping all of you have ample water as well.
Other Ranching Articles
- Successful Obedience Training For Our Ranch Dog
- What Working From Home REALLY Means (and what it DOESN’T)
- Ranching: A Good Life, But A HARD Life
- The Sad Side Of Ranching
- A Glimpse Into Our Texas Homestead
- How We Came To Our NE Texas Homestead
- A Pictorial Tour Of Our 1880’s Barn
- Temporary Cattle Stocking For Flexibility
- How Much Is Your Reflection In The Mirror Worth?
- Building Life With Our Own Two Hands
- Why Bother With This ‘Homesteading’ Thing??!!
- Whispers Of Past Lives Lived On Our Land
- Milking My First Cow – Using Fresh Milk
- Easily Separating Cream From Raw Milk
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