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Wednesday, May 27 2015

 Things have been pretty busy lately, but I want to pause and send out a big 'Thank you' to everyone who checked on us during the recent floods in Texas. We really appreciated your prayers. Thus far both our properties are doing well. The south Texas farm is underwater but the barn and house are dry so we're okay. The animals are not in any danger of drowning. I have sheep lambing soon so we're keeping them in the barn with the goats.

The cattle at both places are doing fine.

Our biggest worry now is helping the rancher next door move his cattle to higher ground. He has cattle in an area that will be flooding soon because the river is rising as we continue to get more rain and as water comes from upstream. We need to gather 189 cows and load them into 18-Wheelers to be moved to higher ground.

Our family has the luxury of a regular paycheck outside of the ranch, but our neighbor must depend upon those cattle because they are his only paycheck. If he lost 189 cows that average $1000-$3000 each, he would lose a small fortune. Think about that as you cut into your perfectly grilled juicy steak this weekend. An awful lot of work and worry went into putting that steak on your plate, so please take a moment to say a prayer for the Texas Rancher.

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 08:51 am   |  Permalink   |  4 Comments  |  Email
Glad you, your family (2&4legged), livestock and land are ok. I work with water and I am constantly amazed at the power and speed of stormwater runoff Also, off the subject what happened to your puppy Mesa? She has turned into a lovely dog. Take care
Posted by Rebecca on 05/27/2015 - 08:37 PM
Glad you and the critters at both places are doing well.... have been thinking of you during this awful weather. Hope your neighbor gets his herd to safety ... that water can sure come up fast. All you - 2 and 4 legged, take care.
Posted by Susan on 05/27/2015 - 10:27 PM
How is Mesa so clean?? Ours have not been clean since the rain started in North TX. We have a new joke about our stock ponds - how do you get your stock pond clean? Send the border collie in (and when she comes out all the mud will be on her!) Well, it sounded better to say that than "OMG DON'T wag your tail!" Glad you have some high ground.
Posted by Andrea on 05/28/2015 - 04:28 PM
Mesa is only clean because she chases the water coming out of the water hose. She runs and plays in the mud and becomes a disgusting mess. Then we let her battle the water dragon and put her in a concrete kennel where she dries off and is something you can bring into the house - IF you can get her from the kennel to the house without her splashing through mud puddles again.
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 06/01/2015 - 10:08 AM

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