One might say that when it’s too hot to go fishing, it’s just too darned hot. Without going back through all the weather records, it still might go down as one of our most warm summers on record, at least for the past few years, anyhow.
We still have a bit over ¾ of our summer season to go, but I’m betting on some rain soon and that should bring our temperature down; at least for the day. It’s bad enough that the price of gasoline is gagging us, but now we’ve got a higher energy bill at the House, too.
Milk & eggs are on the rise as well. Might be a better idea to go out and get a Jersey or Holstein, but not many remember or know how to milk. Guess they need to get working a bit faster on those cars that are said to run on water, something San Saba should never run short of.
It’s most likely that all ya'll probably enjoyed a nice Holiday weekend observing our Independence Day celebrations in whatever your choice of fashion might have been.
We pretty well took things fairly easy around the Harkey House as Lady Z trekked down to teasip-town for a Holiday visit with the Hornungs as well as a short visit with son, Jason & his bride-to-be.
That left me home alone, but tending to the dogs & cats as well as cooking over at Daddy’s about filled the weekend.
Will was in from Waco & we grilled a whole Q-pit full of several different kind of meat & veggies on Sat. He spent Fri. the 4th with Nana out at Sloan and then stayed pretty busy the rest of the weekend pruning on the Pecan orchard damage from last season.
There is also some tree maintenance required over the roof-top & then it has to be hauled off. That might be the one advantage I could think of by living up around Lubbock.
Toby & Tiff Roberts were in from Houston visiting with his Mom as well as Grandparents over in Llano. Toby & Will were school chums at Kerrville as well as at Texas. They came over to Daddy’s Sat. evening & we had a lot of visiting around the Barbecue Pit in the back yard & quite a supper to conclude.
While speaking of Pecans, it would be imaginable that most of the orchard producers are trying to keep the “budded” trees watered. It’s not a very easy job, even in the yard. The hot, dry windy weather has really taken it’s toll on all the forage & foliage so far this season. Not to mention, the water level on the creeks & Rivers has slowed somewhat the past few weeks.
I’ve visited with several of the local producers on the Nut-networking and looks like 2nd generation Pecan Nut Casebearer activity is nearly negligible. I didn’t expect it to be much of a problem in July as the egg laying activity in May was relatively light as well as spread out. Any self-respecting Casebearer would probably have to pack a canteen this season to find a nut to puncture.
Johnny Duncan & yours Truly visited a while on such said subject Mon. afternoon and he came to about the same conclusion. Duncan indicated very light moth catches in about 30 traps at Big Valley, Hill Top, and on the River above Algerita.
If I seem to recall, it looks like there should be a few Harkeys in town over the last weekend of July. The 26th & 27th should be the dates for our Family Reunion down in the Park at Mill Pond at the American Legion building. If the Harkey, Horn, Arons Musketeers have any luck at all, we might even have a fine fish-fry that Sat. evening. Eddie Ragsdale probably catches more fish than any angler in the County.
Shaw & I have been trying to get our rod & reels and tackle in order for a few months now and about the time we get everything together it’s either too hot to fish, too windy, or can’t catch any of the right bait. You’d think a couple of educated fellers such as we could get our heads together and come up with an alternative plan somewhere out around————————Harkeyville!!!!!