NEWS FLASH: Drought ends at Ponderosa

What I said about June being historically our highest rainfall is coming true this year. Had 2.50" last night. It is really sloppy, which is good in this country, slows down the wheat harvest which was in progress(very early). In my area I would estimate about 50% cut.
This year's rain
May 4th 1.25"
May 20th 0.10" = 1.35"
June 2nd 1.60" = 2.95"
June 3rd 1.30" = 4.25"
June 9th 0.75" = 5.00"
June 18th 2.50" =7.50"
Pastures green and lush. CRP grass is soaked.
Good deal, but still not seeing any hatches. Turkey hens running around with no poults, makes me think the gobblers are duds. Hopefully, I will start seeing some chicks.
That's the latest from the Ponderosa. Praise the Lord for the moisture!
All the talk about the good eating in Frontenac, makes me want to make a road trip. After church on Sunday we would go to the Frontenac Bakery and get a hot loaf from his oven and have a pastrami sandwich. Oh, so good. And the aroma around town of that fresh bread.
 
What I said about June being historically our highest rainfall is coming true this year. Had 2.50" last night. It is really sloppy, which is good in this country, slows down the wheat harvest which was in progress(very early). In my area I would estimate about 50% cut.
This year's rain
May 4th 1.25"
May 20th 0.10" = 1.35"
June 2nd 1.60" = 2.95"
June 3rd 1.30" = 4.25"
June 9th 0.75" = 5.00"
June 18th 2.50" =7.50"
Pastures green and lush. CRP grass is soaked.
Good deal, but still not seeing any hatches. Turkey hens running around with no poults, makes me think the gobblers are duds. Hopefully, I will start seeing some chicks.
That's the latest from the Ponderosa. Praise the Lord for the moisture!
All the talk about the good eating in Frontenac, makes me want to make a road trip. After church on Sunday we would go to the Frontenac Bakery and get a hot loaf from his oven and have a pastrami sandwich. Oh, so good. And the aroma around town of that fresh bread.
1.20 here last night and this morning. Just hoping we escape emergency grazing. The next windy day we get where I can't go fishing, I am headed to either Barto's or Chicken Annies.
 
Chicken Annies at Yale was a favorite. Seems like when I moved to Frontenac in 1976 the Chicken Fry Steak sandwich with fries was $1.35 at the Tower Ballroom and a platter of hand breaded onion rings was 60 cents. That chicken fry overhung the large bun and we could cut it in half and double deck it.
 
Southern Kansas from Kiowa to Ashland caught a pond filler in the last 24 hrs… grass looks great. I’ve seen 3 groups of Turkey chicks in the last week in same area, size of hen pheasant. I never see many pheasant in this area but the quail habitat looks great.
 
Been hearing a bunch of quail whistling in Chautauqua/Montgomery counties. Getting dry fast here, but we have had pretty good moisture until a month or so ago.
 
In areas of western Shawnee over to Lawrence we had 4-6 inches in a couple hours yesterday. Quite a bit of flash flooding.
 
What I said about June being historically our highest rainfall is coming true this year. Had 2.50" last night. It is really sloppy, which is good in this country, slows down the wheat harvest which was in progress(very early). In my area I would estimate about 50% cut.
This year's rain
May 4th 1.25"
May 20th 0.10" = 1.35"
June 2nd 1.60" = 2.95"
June 3rd 1.30" = 4.25"
June 9th 0.75" = 5.00"
June 18th 2.50" =7.50"
Pastures green and lush. CRP grass is soaked.
Good deal, but still not seeing any hatches. Turkey hens running around with no poults, makes me think the gobblers are duds. Hopefully, I will start seeing some chicks.
That's the latest from the Ponderosa. Praise the Lord for the moisture!
All the talk about the good eating in Frontenac, makes me want to make a road trip. After church on Sunday we would go to the Frontenac Bakery and get a hot loaf from his oven and have a pastrami sandwich. Oh, so good. And the aroma around town of that fresh bread.
On June 30th had a downpour 3.75"
Brings year to date to 11.25"
Last time I remember this pond going over the spillway was 30 years ago.
 

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Had 0.50" on July 6th, bringing YTD 11.75"
It will be green until it isn't. I will take it and be very thankful
 
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