Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Monday Memorial day.  I'm sure this has been said many times this weekend, but  thanks to everyone who has served for the freedom of this country and to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

I have been a little slack in writing and commenting on other blogs for the past week.  Been a lot going on. My son spent a couple of days here.   It was a good visit.  He is an Emergency Dispatcher in central Kansas, so he likes to get out here and get away from it all.  We drove around and took some pictures Saturday.  This one I took is a canyon a couple of miles from where our house is. 

With the exception of the windmill in the center of the picture, this is just how the country would have looked when early settlers first traveled through here.

The weather was not the best for the weekend.  The wind hit hard early Saturday morning and didn't quit until Mid day Sunday.  I don't know how high the wind got, but there was a lot of damage in the area.  I am guessing in the 70-80 MPH range.   I say that because my weather rock was severely damaged.  I finally found it 3 miles north.  There were some reports of a meteor landing nearby, but after further investigation it was just my weather rock re-entering earth's atmosphere.We didn't get any rain, just dirt.  If anyone in Oklahoma is missing any red dirt, it came through here.  It was bad enough to be a named storm by the locals.  I can't repeat the name that was given it, but it didn't start with the beginning of the alphabet.  It think it was more in the middle, like M, and rhymes with trucker.  In the small town near here, a wall of the poolhall started to fall.  I saw it yesterday and didn't have my camera.  They had stacked hay bales up against the wall to keep it from falling.  I will try to get some pics of it.  As long as they get it fixed before winter everything should be fine.  Most of the time the "patrons" just sit in chairs out front.  I need a pic of that also.

The garden survived ok.  Nothing is tall enough to be bothered.  I planted more corn, beans, beets, pumpkins.  I planted bush beans and corn between the rows of potatoes.  I put pole beans and in the rows of corn that is about knee-high.  We will see how it all works out.  The grower tribes of Indians had good luck with the Three Sisters method of planting, so it all should work.

Time to go.  I need to do some mowing today.

Once again--God Bless this great nation as we remember and honor those who have fought to keep us a great nation.--johnnyb