Saturday, August 15, 2009

Too sad, it hurts my heart.

I mentioned our drought in my last post. It is very disheartening to see my beautiful Texas look like this. The pastures, if not irrigated are all like this.

This is a different pasture. Click on a picture to get a really good look.
We did get about 2" of rain a couple of days ago. We need a lot more, but it kept me from having to water for a day.

One thing is good, the cows are still in pretty good shape. I have seen them much worse, and not such a bad drought then, too. I think many ranchers have sold off lots of cattle. Hay is being trucked in from the DFW area, as they have had rain, and the hay is very good.

I forgot to mention that these pastures are in a river bottom! Usually the bottoms keep a little green!

We are praying for rain.

1 comment:

Lorilee said...

I feel the same way. I get start feeling sad and depressed when I drive somewhere. It looks more like the "dead" of winter. I have managed to keep my yard alive with frequent watering. We received about 1 inch of rain a few days ago. It keeps looking promising.