Seems like everyone around our parts are pretty well blesseg the past week with all the very welcome rains received. Seems like most of the reports we had from around Town, at around Harkeyville to Algerita prettywell ranged from somewhat over an inch up to about 1.30", according to Daddy, Ruben Almaguer, and Robert Trujillo, respectively. Macy Letbetter reported that they measured right at 2.40" at Spring Creek, proper. E.L. Grumbles said that his gauge read right at 1.1" off Johnny Brown Lane , out past Simpson Creek under the Five Mile Hill. Shaw said that the San Saba was up over Rainey Crossing about 3 days, so I’d suppose there might have been some pretty good rains on up River. Our Boiling Bunch was over at the Park in Llano, helping with the Crawfish Open and there was a lot of water going down the Llano. We estimated that the Llano was up 3.5-4' above the dam at the Park, and the River in about 100 yards wide, so that’s a lot of water going on down into LBJ. I heard that the folks on Lake Travis were very appreciative. We heard reports of up to 6-7" up around Mason, but never had a guaranteed report. Anyhow, there was a good bit of water flow on most of the area rivers this past weekend. We did notice that there seemed to be a bit less activity in the traffic of wildflower fanatics on the highways and by-ways. Rainy weather doesn’t seem to agree with those sort of folks quite as well as does sunshine. It didn’t really make a whole lot of difference to us as we were esconced in the Llano Park Thur.-Sat., feeding a lot of folks and they seemed to come on in regardless of the inclement condition. The folks boiling the Crawfish, potatoes, & corn indicated they ran through right at 12,000 lbs. of Crawfish, not counting all the sacks of potatoes, onions, & corn. Fuzzy Reagor’s crew had 3 large pots of Jambalaya going most of the time and the Barbecue bunch turned out a ton of Gooseneck rounds of beef, several sides of pork ribs, as well as Jalapeno sausage-on-the-stick. Our boilin’ pot bunch had two big cast iron pots going both days that could handle right at 30 pounds of Cooper’s sausage rings per batch which added up to a bit over 550 lbs. for the two day total. Bubba Barber, Calvin Moses, Tony (Teaspoon) Navarra, Son, Will, John Raymond Timmons & yrs. truly tended to our pots over the affair. The Beaumont Bunch, besides all their smoking pits & Red Beans & Rice, fixed up a couple of big batches of Etoufee for all the cooks each day. Needless tosay, we didn’t go hungry over the entire time of the activity. Speaking of the Wildflowers earlier, it would appear that there is still lots of blooming time left to get out around the usual routes that are listed each year in most of the newspapers around the Hill Country. Willow City Loop, Hilda, Mason, James River Rd., the Bend & on to Cherokee, Baby Head, Pontotoc, the Little Llanoarea, and the Highland Lakes are some of the more familiar points of Bluebonnet trails. Most folks that have made those tours acclaim this as probably the most extravagant ever seen in recent years. If you make any of those trips, be sure and leave early so as to take your time and be careful of the photographers and folks that pull over in odd places along the bar ditch. I’d wager that the Mayor & yrs. truly might even be seeing a few somewhere out around———Harkeyville!!