Thanks to frequent afternoon thunderstorms throughout July, the grass is greener, the cows are plumper, and Medano Creek is flowing again! The creek dried up early this year because of lack of snow melt. However, the summer monsoons have brought the water back down the mountains! Here at the ranch we got just over 3 inches in the month of July. For a valley that gets less than 8 inches of rain annually, that’s fantastic!! Though it may not be the best for riding in, mother nature has been kind to Zapata guests, and (usually…) only brings the rain and thunder once we are all OFF of our horses!