Sometimes, folks have remarked that one of the most constant aspects of San Saba is that of very little change, or in other words, staying somewhat the same. Anyhow, I’m here to testify that it certainly is not as dry as it happened to be last week. Therefore, in spite of the apparent apathy of staying static, even our fair County has to experience some change now & again.
We’ve heard a few rainfall reports from some folks around certain parts of the County, but due to the fact of the rain coming on Sunday night, or Mon. morn, there wasn’t a whole lot of time to gather all the info. Reports of 1.75-1.90” came from different parts of Town, 1.25-1.5 out around Algerita, while Jr. Goode said he got 1.25 out between Fairview & China Creek. Randy of the Co. tax appraisal office admitted to 2.5-3 “ down around Cherokee, with J. Timmons reporting 2.75 down toward Rough Creek on the Chapel Rd. Shaw said he measured 1.75” on the Valentine between China Creek & Bethel.
Emmett Lee said the Grumbles Gauge showed an even one-fifty out off Johnny Brown Lane. Then we got some more thunder-showers that blew through the County on Monday evening during the football game. K. Bessent told me the Sloan Station measured about 40 points above the Sunday rain, with several neighbors getting about a half inch added.
We checked Lady Z’s new gauge on the fence post by the drive and where it had shown l.90 (& 1 bug) on Mon., it held 2.20 (with 2 bugs) on Tues., with none having been dumped in between rains. If my poor ol’ memory serves me right, seems like M. McDowell reported as to Holland Hill receiving around 2.50 the 1st rain, so the Colony area might have gotten around 3”, all told.
Needless to say, that most of the faces seen around town early in the week were all smiles. Several folks we visited with were somewhat surprised at the rain and the amounts received, as it seemed sort of a surprise present. Anyhow, I did hear that T. Sanderson was out sowing some small grain over the weekend, so we can probably give him some credit for ordering the rain.
The moisture will go a long way in getting lawns, ornamentals, and home orchards in better condition for the coming cool season. If you had fertilized your lawn & shrubs as recommended a couple of weeks back, you are in the drivers seat.
However, if you happened to have missed the mid-Sept. fertilization, there is still time, as we should be about a month off from first frost. Average 1st frost date around these parts used to be around the 10th of Nov. We have seen a hard freeze come in during the last of Oct., but let’s be hoping for a late frost this year to give our forage species time to gain some ground out in the pastures.
While speaking of dates of importance, it is well to be reminded that J. Shaw & Lady Z will be sharing birthday observances this Wed, the 8th. They usually get through the occasion with a minimum of fan-fare, exchanging cards or a joke or so. You know when you get our age, birthdays can be pretty precious; you don’t much care to count ‘em, but you sorta like to see them keep on coming. ———and Will Rogers didn’t say that, I did, somewhere out around———— Harkeyville!!!!!!