Merry Christmas


We are blessed this Christmas with the gift of grass after thirty-plus months of historic drought in California, with extraordinary conditions beginning with a 1.76” warm, slow rain at the first of November followed by a thick germination of feed and warm growing weather, and just enough rain to keep it alive until the 2.5” storm two weeks ago. We have good feed now and the calves are growing quickly—from one extreme to the other, a magnificent start to our grass season. Still getting comfortable with the color green, with wet weather, we are grateful and relieved. These hills are miraculously resilient!

And we truly appreciate you and the 400+ others who have followed this blog and endured the drought with us—the recent dusty poems and photographs that are recorded here—and took the time to leave encouraging and sympathetic comments. Thank you all.

Robbin and I wish you a Merry Christmas as the year unwinds, hoping for peace and understanding among all men as we begin 2015, another opportunity to find that common strand within each of us to share. From our family to yours: MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR ☺


4 responses to “Merry Christmas

  1. Hope you enjoy your special time as much as the grass-munchers will 🙂

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  2. Happy holidays to you both and to the cattle, too. May the water continue to be there in this new year.

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  3. Merry Christmas. I grew up in the hills near the San Francisco Bay, and have lived in Utah for 40+ years. I’m happy here on our little dry (very dry) farm, but your posts and pictures bring me back to my childhood home every day. Thank you for that and God bless!

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  4. Wishing you a top-notch Holiday Season all around!!

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