There is no such thing–the North Texas desert. Yet it seems like it when you glance across the dry roasted pastures where nothing grows. What is green? The cedar trees. Even the oak trees have burned up leaves. The beautiful fall colors of this area won’t be apparent. Rain is not in the forecast for ten days. At least that is what the Weather Channel says today.
The cost of hay has sky rocketed. Most everything else has as well. My Arabian has always carried a few extra pounds and I still don’t quite understand how he maintains his roundness with nothing to graze on and my well measured feed and hay.
We took a walk to the pond. For those of you who have kept up with this blog, you may recall the pond pictures I’ve shared in the past. We’ve never seen the pond this low before. The advantage though is that we can have all that sediment scraped out. The tempertures remain in the mid to upper 90’s. Those activities that we share in each year are not even being planned for, at least not now.
We expect a long dry winter.