I woke up walkin' talkin' and breathin' this morning. That's better than winning the lottery.
By: mbailey, 8:36 AM GMT on March 28, 2014
We're almost smooth out of water here in west Texas. San Angelo, where I live, has a 14 month supply left unless we get significant rains. A picture of O.C. Fisher Lake which is very near my house, is posted below. Don't laugh, swimming there is indeed treacherous.
Over the years, large ranches have been subdivided and farms abandoned. Property owners, not desirous or motivated to use the lands for livestock or crop production, have allowed invasive mesquite...
By: mbailey, 3:30 AM GMT on December 08, 2010
Lots of familiar folks around I see and lots I've never heard of. Debbie and I are doing just fine,....no, actually quite well. We're enjoying an energy jobs boom here in South Texas with the development of the Eagle Ford Shale formation. My employer's company has grown exponentially of late and there's no end in sight. Booms are just that though, spurts of activity, prosperity and monies spent. But right now it's going gang busters. One day it will all level out...
By: mbailey, 1:18 PM GMT on December 18, 2009
Finally, we've come out of the drought here in South Texas. After almost two years of exceptional drought conditions the rains have been really, really nice. Some people around here are a little crabby about the mud and "cold" temps but I'll not be the one to complain. Hopefully the Spring will bring with it wildflowers we've not had in two seasons. I may get to plant things to replace the stuff I lost. I'll be more selective this go round to choose more toleran...
By: mbailey, 1:43 AM GMT on November 09, 2009
Thank God for some nice wet weather today. A great part of Texas is relieved from exceptional drought conditions. Still, there are areas around here in South Texas suffering exceptional and extreme drought conditions and water tables are low even where the surface looks green. I got .5 inch today and I am elated. Come on Ida, we'll take ya.
By: mbailey, 1:10 AM GMT on September 11, 2009
img src="" alt="" />WONDERFUL!!! We got about a half inch of rain today. I am ecstatic!! That may not seem like much to some folks, but considering our "official" year to date rainfall is at 4.99" against a normal average of 21.64" at this point annually, to get any rain at all is beyond being well and good. I will say Hallelujah and hallelujah again!! Some places right near to me have gotten some really good soaking rains of 4 and 5 inches and for them I am gla...