What a Difference A Year Makes
Friday 9th of September 2011 08:24 AM
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
Time flies. Change is the only constant. That's been dramatically illustrated in our extended family this year as we've watched two babies change with each passing month.
Sometimes the changes come with less celebration and fanfare. The drought has brought changes, but none of them have been welcome. Earlier this week, I hitched a ride on the 4-wheeler as Randy looked at grass in our pasture along the Ninnescah.
Surprisingly, the cattle are in pretty good shape, considering the "diet" they've been on. Native grasses have struggled in this summer's triple-digit heat and drought. The babies are growing and the mamas don't have the lean look of New York City models who starve themselves for fashion.
But the evidence of the drought is everywhere. This photo below was taken this week.