Outside of irrigating there wasn’t a lot we could do on Sunday. The wind was horrible..two days of hard wind. Blowing in gusts from 45 to 80 miles and hour. You have to walk bent over just to make it across the ditch bank.
We lost some of the shingles off the chicken house and some tin off the cow shed. They can all be fixed, nothing like what others have had to go through.
Anyway, we decided to take a little ride up on the plateau to see what the snow melt looked like (which reminds me the weather sites say this wind is being caused from melting snow and warm air-I’ll be glad when it stablizes).
We met water going up. The rivers are running full-wide and scary. Creeks are full and roaring, water in lots of places that will just be a memory come July.
The cattle have not be allowed to enter public lands as of yet, still to wet. But the grass was starting to look good on top.
The wind was bad up there also. But not like down in the valleys.
This is what it looked like on our way back down. Wind full of dirt.
The road we were on is call Cottonwood road (501) Terry says it really needs to be called dry as a bone road.
Even so, some of the wild flowers were starting to bloom.
It’s still blowing today, but the sky is blue. It’s also cold. 80+ yesterday and only around 60 today.
Tomorrow this is suppose to out of here and then the heat settles in.
I still enjoy this time of year lots better than winter. I really don’t even mind the wind, but when the long dark dreary days of winter comes … I just endure.
Happy Memorial Day, everyone!