Sunday, September 18, 2011
Tubby Truckin' Weatherman Reporting In
that the past two nights I have witnessed actual rain at home. I didn't have to travel to see it. It was accompanied by a couple of big blows and lots of lighting and thunder. Unfortunately, the rain was more of a steady sprinkle. I don't have a rain gauge (got a brand new one in the house I've been meaning to put out, but never have), but we'd be hard pressed to claim a half inch total for the two nights, I'm betting.
The last rain amounted to about ten or fifteen hundredths about a month ago, so even though this won't even keep the dirt down for more than a day, it's still welcome. We're only about a foot or so behind on rain for a year long period here.
I'm sure glad I'm just one of those rich landlords glomming off those .gov payments and not having to actually work at farming. Why, just the other day, the feds sent me a check for $144! That stimulated the economy, I'm here to tell ya. That kind of real money keeps me in the lifestyle to which I'd prefer to become accustomed to living. Kinda keep that quiet, willya? I'd sure hate to see some inner city welfare mom with internet access, two or more tvs, cell phone, 'puter and other amenities all funded by Uncle Sam become jealous with all the bling I can get with payments like that. Yep, us farmers and landowners have got it made.
All $hitting around out of the way here - I'm extremely tickled that I have absolutely no money of any kind in the cattle business right now......