Seems as if we just finished celebrating the New Year coming in and here we are with January gone, the Super Bowl is in the History book, and trying to figure out just what to come up with for our favorite Valentine. The ol’ adage of of time speeding up with increasing of age is becoming a bit of a blur in my case. One thing that does put the situation in somewhat of a better perspective, in my case, is getting down to the Senior Center for lunch every now & then. It happens to be about the only place that I can go out to eat & come close to being the youngest person there. Actually, there are a lot of positive reasons that I enjoy eating down there; Allie Dee & her crew really set a fine table, considering the number of meals they have to prepare. The price is right as we each “donate” three bucks toward the cost of the meal, and it’s really a bright, cheerful place to be. They also provide a lot of activities for we Seniors as well as other members of our community. Feel free to come by and check it out sometimes as the door is open.
Visiting around the County as of late, most conversations usually get around to mentioning that we are certainly ready for our next rain. Granted, we all appreciated the good rain that most of the County received back in early January, but we are certainly due for the next one. I’ve done some digging, both with shovel & tractor-loader as of late and sort of surprised that there is still some soil moisture present. The small grain fields are still holding their own and the Texas Winter grass has greened up a bit. I’ll also agree with J. Wells that our cows are sort of chasing themselves silly “picking” on the shoots of green, but it seems to be doing a pretty good job of keeping them in good flesh. Seems like they are coming to salt more lately than when most of the forage was brown.
The market reports from the Auction at Harkeyville are still quite good, so it’s not all that bad. Jordan’s have been scheduling several Special Sales with strong prices as well as drawing good crowds of buyers, as well.
The Pecan harvest seems to finally be drawing down to less activity with some of the harvesters beginning to clean up the picking trash & limbs. The collectors and buying houses indicate that nuts coming in should about be done somewhere around the end of the month. I always dread the end of the picking season as it certainly creates an increase in activity around our fair County, but be the end of the season, it is time to get back into the bottoms & orchards to start our programs for the coming crop.
Speaking of the Super Bowl, we had a pretty good out in our end of Town. I was pulling for the Forty Niners, considering Lady Z’s past experience with that organization, and they nearly pulled it off. It looked like the Ravens was going to blow them out for a good portion of the game, but they pulled back up to a near win position but were not quite able to finish Baltimore off. Anyhow, we enjoyed the good food and the game, but I, personally, could have done without the half-time show, as well as the power outage. San Saba enjoys a lot better service of electric power than does the “Big Easy”.
I’ve had no reports of the White Bass & Crappie fishing down below the Bend yet, but guess we might check with the Bend Store, Sulfur Springs, the Park, or Barefoot’s on that one. Considering all that, one would suppose that the Mayor & yrs. truly will be tending to our part out around—————Harkeyville!!!!!!!!!