Wednesday, July 27, 2011

We Made It

We are officially Missourians this morning. We had a long trip with a ridiculous amount of pit stops, for which no one person is to blame. I also got lost for a while, but we did eventually arrive in our new home.
The kids and I are enjoying a donut at the little coffee shop/daylight donuts in our new town. I haven't come up with a good blog name for it yet, so I'm open to suggestions.
There are pictures and details and stories, but this simple post will have to suffice for now. We don't have internet yet, so I will only be able to communicate periodically on the great world wide web.
Wish us luck!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dust Bowl: The Sequel

Here are some pictures I took one year ago. They're from July of '10. We had a nice long rain, little expecting that it would be the last we'd see for a long time. This is our little creek at flood stage, facing first east, and then west.

Here is the same creek today. This is what a year of drought can do in western Oklahoma. We desperately need rain. It's only a minor inconvenience for some of us, but for the farmers the situation is critical. You can only haul so much water to so many cows before you start selling what you can.