El Nino was Tardy   2 comments

Or so it seems today.  The last day of 2016 was marked by rainfall.  A lot of rainfall.  Snow in the mountains, too.  In fact, the news said that we had set a record for December — an all-time record.

Last year, which was supposed to be a record-breaker, was pretty much a bust for us.  Maybe this year will make up for it.  We’re already close to the normal precipitation for the whole year.

Anyway, it was sure pretty outside this morning, and so great to see the snow in the mountains.

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There was surprisingly little water on the ground.  After the last big rain, the crew did a lot of tractor work, which no doubt helped.  Still, in the above photo, you can see the tracks left by the feed truck this morning.  It was deep, but they made it!

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There wasn’t a lot of run-off in the river, either.  It was gone by the time we got down there (me and the dogs, that is.  If you look closely you will see a doggy tail.) except for a lot of mud.

There is more rain predicted for mid-week, and yet more for the weekend.  It makes for a lot of work — muddy roads, wet pens, leaky tackrooms, and some enterprising horse turned on a hose and flooded his area — but it’s worth it.  It’d sure be nice to have water in the river again this spring.

Happy 2017!

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Posted January 1, 2017 by stablewoman in Around the Ranch, Weather

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  1. Lots of rain and chilly here in So Cal also very happy about it Happy New Year!!

  2. I love your blog! Please kee pit going as often as possible. Ican’twait to see your lilies and other pretty flowers growing this spring..Love ya, Pam Alvarado

    Pam Alvarado,I have Gracie the cremello Peruvian Paso across from the large arena on the east side of the property.

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