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The Time It Never Rained

Man’s biggest enemy is one he cannot control.

 

Ft Davis fire with McDonald Observatory in foreground – April 2011

 

I loaded up the Kindle 3G with plenty of reading material when we headed out on the West Texas Ramble  last month. One of the books was The Time It Never Rainedby Elmer Kelton.  It is a pseudo-factual retelling of the several years drought that decimated Texas back in the early part of the 1950’s.   I enjoyed the insight into West Texas ranch life back in the day even if the  agonies of the drought 60 years ago were a bit too

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The Temperatures Drop in SE Texas

Friday was a raw day outside. The high temp of the day was suppoosed to be 34 degrees and the wind was ripping out of the north at a steady 10-15mph.  I took advantage of the frozen ground to get out and do some prep work for the upcoming cold temperatures before the sun turned it all to mud again.  I had several things to get done on both the recreational vehicle (aka Old Girl aka Fish Bus) and the equipment on site.

First order of business was to fire up all the diesels and let them run for awhile.  Most

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