As I begin this edition of the newsletter, we find ourselves in the wake of Hurricane Alex. While the storm caused some flooding well to the south of us and undoubtedly hampered the efforts in the Gulf oil spill, it has only been good for us. Alex was followed by tropical depressions that brought more rain, but nothing as heavy as those in the Houston area. Just slow, drenching rains with occasional gully-washers over several days. This is a rarity in late June and early July, not to mention temperature reductions in the range of 13 to 18 degrees off the normal highs. We’re getting fat on Gulf storms! These rains will fill the grass roots to capacity and help us go well into August with good pasture. She giveth like She taketh away.