August 8, 2013

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Ranchlands' founder Duke Phillips is a third generation cattle rancher who believes in economic diversification, high conservation ethics, and public education as critical to the future of ranching.

Yesterday it rained over most the ranch, the first big general rain that we’ve had in over 5 years.  In our west and south ranges, it was the first rain since three years ago.  We spent alot of time on the front porch watching it come in a dark line across the prairie.  Then watching it come off the roof in great torrents.

Later during supper on the porch (we couldn’t pull ourselves inside) the frogs came out and burst into song like opera singers.  We haven’t heard them since 5 years ago.

You don’t know how much pressure you are under until it rains.  And then when it does, it feels like a big lead ball is taken off your shoulders.