If you might have had any idea of trying to get some of your Spring garden planted, lets be hoping that you were thinking of onions & Cole crops, as it appears that we’re still having some severe Winter periods left. Most everyone I visited with earlier during the week was surely grateful for the rain. Reports around the County ranged around the half-inch to ¾ level. We heard that the official weather sta. out at Fairview fell in about that range, most of the gauges around town were fairly close, and Harkeyville and Algerita both reported a bit less than three-quarter of an inch. Some reports of an inch were rumored around the “Table,” but I never heard any specifics on location. Whatever we get will be a big boon toward emergence and growth of the Texas Wintergrass and Rescue that has been waiting all winter. JT even turned in a report of a few flurries of flakes of snow at his place just back this side of Rough Creek down the Chapel Rd. I don’t think anyone got to build a snow-man, though.
Teaspoon Tony Navarra asked me to go down with him to Port Aransas this past weekend for a little timely maintenance on his cabin and the possibility of getting in a bit of Bay fishing off the Pier there at Mustang. I did take the opportunity to stop in Cherokee at the on-set of the trip for a Honey Bun and a short visit with Ms. Sue at the Store. As I was making my way on out of town, I spied Commissioner emeritus Perry standing behind a water truck by the County shed. Stopping by briefly to check on what was going on, he informed me that he was doing some “volunteer” work for the County as they were a driver short while doing road repair in some of the old flood damage spots. As I made my way on down toward Llano, it came to mind as to wondering who might be telling him what to do. Ha!!
It’s not too often that local folks take time to compliment local City, County, or State employees on jobs well done. A lot of our stellar citizens will be quick to carp or criticize, but seldom taking time to offer a congratulatory quip or an “atta-boy,” if you will. Anyhow, we’ve had the opportunity to pile some prunings recently on the corner of the back lot and with one short call, the City came by & picked up the limbs and brush right away. They’ve also been busy clearing the power line right-of-ways in instances where elongated limbs are interfering with electric lines. If one asks in a nice manner, they have occasionally pruned some trees in the vicinity that were not much of a pending problem to power transmission.
Looking at the Community calendar, you might want to mark the last Sat. of the month, 29 March, for the Pet Show that the Richland Springs 4-H Club is sponsoring out at the Richland Rodeo Ground Pavilion. It appears that just about any type of an animal that one would consider as a pet has a category, such as dogs, cats, spiders, birds, snakes, frogs, and even rodents. They also list several types of animals that are prohibited so as to try and avoid any unnecessary or harmful confrontations. If any youngster would like to enter and has no dog, I’d bet that Lady Z might make a deal to loan them Buster Brown Longfoot Z/H, her prize Catalonian Sheep Dog. Buster works well on a leash but can sometimes be a bit too friendly with other dogs. Anyhow, if you might need any additional info., you can contact the County Agents’ Office down in the Courthouse.
As of this writing, it appears that we might be having a break in the cold weather toward a warm, sunny afternoon. I know that Shaw has been chomping at the bit to try some stink-bait fishing down at the River, so we just might have to check out the activity out around—————Harkeyville!!!!!!!