LightNING and rain passed north and south of us… Here’s hoping for no fire calls! Let’s get going!
Marilyn: Questions: how do the doggies react during thunder and lightning?
how did you select the name, “Dally”?
Lucas was not scared of lightNING/thunder until I got Elsa. Elsa, as an Oklahoma dog, was SCARED of thunder and taught him to be spooked. Now as soon as it rumbles in the distance, he’s by my side. LightNING is attracted to English Shepherds, donchyaknow… Dally is not near as spooky as her dad, but would rather be inside where it’s SAFE! Dally, aka Rimrock Rimfire Dally, was named because it seemed a Very Cowboy-ish Name for a Girl. Dallies are the wraps around your saddle horn that you take when roping… and I just liked the word. Since I’ve named her that, I’ve met three other Dally dogs!
JimakaButch: It (the storm in my video) seemed to last forever. Did the Nowood rise much as it looks like a tremendous amount of rain was falling up stream?
There was no noticeable rise in the creek, much rain can get soaked up this time of year!
Kay: Carol, Use Cooking oil to remove the paint off of YOU! Much easier and gentler on skin and Hair! works better too!
Wish I’d read this first, Kay, as scrubbing all those little droplets off is hard to do! I’ll try it when I paint my house…
Karyn: I remember Meadowlark Lodge…
Karyn, do stop in… the new owners are putting lots of hard work into the ski lodge and lake front lodge. They also own Deer Haven and South Fork Lodge.
Marilyn: There was a two-part special on TV all about the Dust Bowl. Was your family or Vernon’s living in any part of the areas affected, and did you hear any tales about their experiences?
The Dust Bowl was not really a factor here in this part of Wyoming, as far as I know. My parents came from Oklahoma. After reading The Worst Hard Time, (affiliate link on the sidebar) which is a fantastic book, I asked my mom some questions about Lake Murray, where I was taken fishing when I was a little girl. It was named after Governor Murray, a politician with less than favorable reviews in the book! That was about all we ever discussed. My dad moved to California when he was in high school with his family, working in the vineyards outside of Bakersfield. They only stayed there a year or so, returning to Oklahoma. His time in the “camp” was not very exciting… but was a consequence of the Dust Bowl/no work scenario of the mid 1940’s.
Joy: Now for my question…… How much time do the guys average fighting fires in a summer? And do they do the repairs that keep their fire trucks going?
Average? Well, they’re pretty much out there as long as the rest of the firefighters, whatever that turns out to be, unless there seems to be enough of the BLM, Forest Service, whatever, crews… We’re pretty much the first call, first on the scene for anything this way… We go to fires 20, 30 miles farther south, out in the badlands, up the mountain, and towards town. Yes, we do maintenance on the trucks, they worked on the pump after this last fire. We don’t have to buy parts, the fire department does that, and anything too big, of course, gets sent to town…
Darrell: My question this month. How many different vehicles do you have to do all the work on your ranch? I ask, because it seems like it takes a “fleet” when you count the tractors, SUVs, trucks, mini pick-up, Yamaha four wheelers, etc. that you have shown in pictures from time to time. It seems like it