State of the Farm

It’s not just more rain but less heat that has contributed to a nice rebound year at JVF. Consider the high temperatures recorded through July 25th in 2011 versus 2014:

High Temperatures

Comparing reading from Jan thru July 25 2011 and 2014

While 2012 and 2013 were not as bad as he first year of the drought, 2014 beats both of them as well by comfortable margins. Does this mean southeast Texas may become a cooler place to live? Stay tuned.

The momma cows and their babies are fatter than we have seen them since the drought began in October 2010. Meatwagon and Ribeye are maturing into full grown dads. And the background is green rather than brown. It is a sight for sore eyes, folks. I catch myself singing from that tune of my youth... “It’s summer time and the livin’ is are jumpin’ and the cotton is high.”