Game Changer

What a game changing couple of weeks we’ve had. Over 3 inches of rain has landed at the place here and much more on the fields and pastures. Some of the moisture has come down slowly and some hard and fast to create run off that fills the dams and water holes.

Yesterday we attended the Memorial Day service put on by our local American Legion Post 66. It was very memorable to watch a couple of  veterans we have admired for years receive their high school diplomas. They had to leave for training right before their graduation and never received their diplomas. It was pretty awesome. After the service it began raining again. Today the sun is shining and you can almost hear the earth bursting with new growth.

We have been discussing for months how the lack of rain fall was creating a “survival year”. Those south of us experienced that last year. Survival can include selling cows, changing crops planted to more grazing and hay type crops rather than cash crops and doing your best to stay focused on the blessings you have. Now our discussions are turning back to more of our growing possibilities and thanking God for each and every drop of rain that was sent down this week.


About Beer Ranch

I'm a farm/ranch wife and mother of 4. I've lived all my life on a farm caring for Angus cows. Currently we raise cattle and a variety of crops including wheat, corn, sunflowers, millet and peas. It is a great life and great way to raise children. We live and learn everyday about the world God has made for us. We try to find better ways of taking care of the land while raising food for people.
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3 Responses to Game Changer

  1. Barb & Jack says:

    Great!!! Prayers are answered. We, too, are giving thanks for bountiful rains.

  2. Barb & Jack says:

    We are counting our blessings, too. Nine inches of rain in the last 2 weeks lowers the fire danger in the Black Hills.

  3. Kristen Jones says:

    Wonderful news! We’ve been watching the weather and hoping that yesterday’s was rain, not hail!

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