Here’s one fellow hoping that ya'll might have had more rain than we have received as of late. We have been through some country that appears to have gotten a measurable amount of precipitation judging by the green grass & other vegetation as well as some running water & mud puddles.
I was making my way home Monday, p.m., up Texas Hwy. 16 getting back from Kerrville, & had to run the wipers on Ol’ Red from about Sam & Wanda Center’s all the way into Cherokee to right this side of Wilbur Aylor’s “Rancho Caballo”. We have had no reports on amounts as of yet, but it did cool things off quite considerable.
It also gave me a heads-up on getting the wiper blade changed on the driver’s side as it had dry weather cracked during the hot summer months and hardly wiped a spot one could look through.
Late August really appears to be a pretty active time of year; school’s taking up, football is back on the boards, bird season begins on Monday, and Labor Day weekend might be one of the most popular holidays of the year.
Teachers and students have to adjust their schedules to being back on time now, and most of the pre-season and scrimmages are done so we can get down to some real football. Most sportsmen we know, watched a lot more of the Olympics than usual & it did turn out to be a fairly enjoyable activity.
The athletes of the good ol’ USA turned in some banner performances, albeit being on foreign soil, and the Olympians of China stood up proud. We were even moved at times with some of the performances from the more obscure and smaller countries.
I’ve had the opportunity to meet a couple of folks from Latvia over the years & they, too, are proud of their Country. I’m told that it’s just a wee bit bigger than San Saba County. I think they won a couple of medals as well. Anyhow, the Americans did well and China held the most spectacular opening and closing ceremonies seen to date.
Shaw, Timmons, Barker, & yrs. Truly have been scouting for dove birds on occasion the past couple of weeks and early activity & numbers appear favorable at present.
Left-over Wheat fields and Sunflower patches seem to be the selected feed grounds lately, with some good watering holes hosting some flights coming in early and late. Hunters need to be advised that License renewal is at hand prior to next Monday & one might want to acquaint themselves with laws & regs. covering migratory bird bag limits and hunting times.
Our local Wardens need not have to remind you that ignorance of the Law holds no legality. Several of us have been shopping prices & loads of various shot-shells and concluded that one can find about the best deals right here in Town, especially considering what a trip to Academy or Wal-Mart could cost us.
It might be a good idea to get out your favorite ol’ scatter gun & give it a good cleaning prior to shooting, as well. All of us would welcome any rain right now, even though it usually scatters the birds somewhat.
Most of the farming activity has been centered around getting small grain patches ready to fertilize and seed, with a fair amount of remarks as to the cost of all preparation practices this season.
We also see several of the Pecan orchards and bottoms putting on their late summer supplemental watering. I’m not sure as to how many are worrying about their Pecan Weevil spraying the past week or so, as the pesky Pecan pest might have trouble finding any nuts to puncture.
Anyhow, the Mayor & yrs. Truly will try to keep an eye on the situation out around ––––––––Harkeyville!!!!!