Thursday, May 31, 2007

Rain Rain Go Away

Since January, the ranch has received around thirty inches of rain. When the standard amount of rain fall for this part of Texas is only supposed to be around fifteen. If it rains anymore this year, I am going to have to go out and find me some Gofer wood. Then I can proceed to build me an ark.

Unfortunatly, with that much rain is also washing away all the good topsoil. This is also causing an erosion problem here. We are going to have to find soil or move soil from one part of the ranch to another. With all the greenary, the goats are not having any trouble finding plenty to eat. This is saving on our finances. The goats need to be taken into the back pasture. It is actually overgrowing to the point that it is getting really difficult to walk through it.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Traveling Vietnam Memorial War

My family and I just came in from visiting the Traveling Vietnam Memorial War wall. It was a sight to be seen. It is currently located at the Texas Veterans Memorial Cematry. This is on Texas 195 just south of Killeen. It will be there until 8:00 AM tomarrow morning. This caused us to go into a discussion about the war and all the details leading up to the United States involvement in it. This was a good learning experience for both of my children. We also pointed out that the headstones were in a straight line no matter which direction you looked. Being at the wall, was a mixed blessing for my husband. Unfortunatly, he knew some of the people that were engraved on the wall. This remineded him of a time in his past that were both pleasent and unpleasent.

In walking around the cematery, we also saw several trucks that were "tricked out." The trucks were "tricked out" by the Chrome Shop Mafia. If you are interested in learning more about the Chrome Shop Mafia, you can check them at or on Country Music Television (CMT).
The Chrome Shop Mafia's silver on black logo