The boys and I let the hens out for ranging; I could see a storm coming up and had Saenz and Zephyr running around with me feeding our farm squatters. Yeppers my chickens like to be out even in the rain; although under shelter but still running free.
When we got inside the house just before a huge 5 minute 'gully washer' came pouring down. I am wagering we got at least 1/2 inch of rain in those five minutes. Our forecast is calling for 60% chance for thunderstorms today. HEE HEE, This time DEAD WRONG DALE is correct.
Surprisingly this is a very cold rain, guess Old Man Winter still is clutching at straw trying to hold on. This time last year, we had temps in the 90s already. This year we have only broken 80 two separate weeks.
This is one of our mesquite trees I will be harvesting mesquite bean pods from in the fall. All this rain will allow me to gather pounds of pods of which I will turn into mesquite meal. The meal is supposed to be low-glycemic which is a really important food consideration for folks with diabetes. None of my family has this diease but, I still want to try making the meal and using it since, we have so many of these trees on our place. Also, we use the trimmings of mesquite wood for grilling. Don't you love nature's bounty?
Since this is my 495th post, the blogger who comments 4th on my 500th post will recieve a one pound bag of mesquite meal in the fall as my way of saying thank you for listening/reading my rantings. This is our fourth year at Hoe Hen Inn, without this journal I would have no local friends.
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