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We did not get flooded at all, but Brownwood the nearest town (25K pop) is on the south side of Lake Brownwood that gets water runoff from about 100 miles north, east and west went over 100% capacity and sent water cascading down Pecan Bayou into Brownwood with water 2-3' deep in places. At the ranch we got more rain in 10 days than we had the previous 5 months. All seven ponds are full to capacity, the small lake is up to about 7 acres, and the water harvesting system that diverts water from roof tops into storage containers is at about 100 K gallons which is capacity. We have enough water on available to support the cows, horses, llamas, and resident wildlife for two years.

The temperature went over 100 degrees for the first time his week with a heat index of about 112. The horses were hot but got treats. When the temperature goes below 32 or over 100 they get animal crackers. One Sundays and holidays they get apple cinnamon cookies. We maintain shelters and water in all of the pastures and the chickens have solar panels to sit under or stay in what is known as the chicken palace where there is six inches of insulation in the ceiling and a fan.

I thought about your nineteenth hole story. I have about a 2-3 hour work limit in 95 degree heat, 100 pound 3 string bales of hay only go 4 high instead of 6. The doctor told me I have a 71 year old back and should quit asking it to do 30 year old back things. BUT I get to play in the club golf tournaments off the gold tees and not the blue or white. A 250 yard drive on long par 4s and par 5s looks real good when you start 50-75 yards ahead of the young guys. They still will not me play off the ladies tees, even if I offer to wear a skirt, or I follow our President's position and feel feminine on tournament days........I am hoping to shoot my age this year or next though Peggy claims I will have to live to be 104 to shoot my age....Larry
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