You know when cactus dies and mesquite trees die there is a problem. I understand if San Angelo does not get regular rain for the next two years they will be totally without any water...and I mean NO WATER.
Get too much rain Charley and you won't be able to sleep with all the sucking noice going on.
Pretty bad. Lot's of people selling cattle to keep them alive. One of my buddies who drives a truck said they were having to stop and hit em at the car washes every so many miles. Some of the first loads there were drivers getting to Kansas with half the load dead. The ones making it to Nebraska and farther north are not what they paid for in Texas.
Supposed to start raining next month, according to some of the old timers around her, hopefully it will happen.
Sunday, August 28, 2011, Seguin Texas--high temp, 111 degrees. Records kept since 1883, highest temp on record. New Braunfels had 110, which I think is also a record. San Antonio had 108, which tied its record high. Current barometer reading 29.9, down from 30 yesterday, but not enough to make any real difference. Possible rain predicted for Thursday--40%. I wish that meant what it used to mean. Before computers, if the forecast was 40% chance of rain, it meant 40% of the area under the forecast would get rain. Now it means 'The computer says when the conditions we fed into it existed in the past, 40% of the time it rained.'
For what it is worth..A cow will eat what a horse wont. Then again..a horse will eat the bark off of a tree. If uhave cows..feed them any grass hay and they will survive. If you have high end working or show-cutting-whatever horses that some folks think that they have to feed them tifton44 or super hay have got it all wrong. This winter hay is so dang high in Texas if I still lived there I would feed my horses cow hay and if I was working them throw them some sweet feed and be done with it. Bottom line...What a animal eats does not change DNA.