Make Lemonade and Buy More Cows!

In 2011 we were praying for rain. Now we’ve got Biblical flooding, and more coming. It’s like Monsoon season come to central Texas! The Brazos River, which is very near our ranch, is about to crest at 16 feet above bank level. Houston and surrounding flatlands are in a state of emergency high water rescue, now going into the second week. Sure am glad we live on top of a hill !  So, what’s the lesson to be learned in all this, between historic drought, and legendary flooding? Puts me in mind of an old 70’s song, “we’re just making the best of a bad situation.”  But that smacks of survivor thinking, and I’d rather celebrate. Like the marine motto “improvise, adapt, and overcome! “We are thinking “with this much grass – more cows!”  We’re planting trees, enlarging the garden, dancing in our rubber boots and yeller slickers, boiling crawfish and making music on the front porch! Like my wife’s mom always says “when life hands you a lemon, make lemonade! “

Don’t worry, in Texas the old saying goes like this “if you don’t like the weather now, wait fifteen  minutes!  But sometimes I’m reminded of another saying,

“cheer up, things could be worse! So I cheered up, and sure enough things got worse!”  

Was that a dove that just flew by me with an olive branch in its mouth?

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