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Ridgetop - our place and how we muddle along

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Ridgetop, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. May 13, 2019
    Rammy

    Rammy Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    What is durance vile?
     
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    Ridgetop

    Ridgetop True BYH Addict

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    Sorry, "durance" is an archaic term for imprisonment. Durance vile is just an old saying for horrible captivity or prison. I'm not sure where it came from but my family used it a lot, mainly when children were sent to their rooms as punishment. :gig Of course now all children have computers, TVs and video game systems in their rooms so sending them to their rooms would not be durance vile at all. LOL
     
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    Rammy

    Rammy Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    I thought it was some sort of sickness. :lol: Ive never heard that term. Very interesting.
     
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    Baymule

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    That sounds like a darn good Mother's Day to me! Hooray for you! And YES! We definitely won't miss the chance to finally meet in person when y'all come to Texas.
     
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    Bruce

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    You best be paying attention to elevation and local flood areas when you farm shop!
     
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    One of my relatives and her husband ranch in Weatherford Tx, where he makes his living at it and working as a pickup rider on the pro Rodeo circuit.
    Nice country, tho a bit dry for most people's tastes.

    Most of the flooding in Tx except in the lower Brazos, West San Jacinto, and Trinity River bottoms is over for this round.

    A far greater and much more widespread danger exists on the Mississippi River just North of Baton Rouge La. Old River Control Structure. Failure of that structure is a guaranteed thing..only the date it fails is uncertain, but the impact will be national, even global.
    https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/A...ississippi-Rivers-Old-River-Control-Structure
    https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/E...ver-Control-Structure-Risk?cm_ven=cat6-widget
     
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    Bruce

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    Yep. And I'm sure it will be a case of "we don't have the money to fix it before the disaster, but will find 50X that after".
     
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    Ridgetop

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    Yes, while we don't want another cliff dwelling situation, rolling land with a rise for the house and barn would be good. Enough to keep flooding at a minimum while being able to use a tractor, etc. on the land.

    Like California's politicians after last year's floods nearly took or a couple of dams. They knew the 2 dams needed fixing for years. California had the money in the General Fund appropriated by a bond issue, but Gov. Jerry Brown used it all for his High Speed Rail disaster that the taxpayers did not want. The General Fund is open for any grabby hands that can dip into it. The General Fund is empty now and the HSR was a failure. The new governor has abandoned the HSR, but he wants free medical and college for all the illegals. Do any of these people actually PAY taxes?! We all know they don't live in any of the areas affected by any of the problems.

    But do they have enough water for ranching? We are from southern California so dry to some is not dry to us. We just need a good well and enough water to irrigate pasture if necessary. 100 acres plus would be good. We like Weatherford a lot and stay in the RV park there when we are in Texas on business. Do you think that would be a good ranch location? Remember we will be wanting to lease out our pasture for cattle and hay raising to larger professional raisers, while keeping only a certain amount of pasture for rotational grazing for our sheep. Is there enough water there for that?

    Getting closer to moving. New "fees" will add another $1,000 annually to our tax bill. Maybe we will find our dream ranch this summer.
     
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    :th
     
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    Ridgetop

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    YES, THAT IS HOW WE FEEL.
     
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