Grizz wouldnt stand still and as you can see, there is no grass, even in the shade. A few weeds still hanging on but they don't do the critters any good. Kind of a fitting situation for the end of this chapter in life. I've got 5 days and I won't be making the mortgage payment deadline. Just can't make the money I need. Even having scrapped farm equipment that could have been repaired didn't give me enough. No real inquiries on the animals and I will not be selling them for pennies on the dollar. I have no problem selling them below their worth but I will not be cheated by selling a goat worth $200 for $25.
The garden is burning up on me. I'm not alone tho, with temperatures in the 90s and no rain, it's last years southwest drought just moved a little north and east. The big field crops are shriveled and it won't be long before they start dying. Who would or could have expected after all the rain last year, this year would be so dry? Mother Nature is pretty unforgiving. It's terrible hot here now. Kind of makes you think about how tough the pioneers, farmers and cattlemen of the west 150 years ago had to be. Living without the things most everyone around you takes for granted is pretty tough.
Yes, all of 2013 and part of 2012 are missing from the blog. You can thank Mike H for that. Almost all of those posts were about our great friendship and our partnership in farming. You all know how that turned out!