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By Jerry Nine

(Jan. 9)--It is amazing after receiving only a half of an inch of moisture last week that the ground is still damp on top. In fact we hadn't heard that word "mud" in a long time. And we have a chance for more the next day or two. A neighbor told me that for our area 2011 was the driest ever on record. For January to February and March of 2012 we thought we had turned the corner as it was the seventh wettest on record. But that was basically the last moisture we received for the year, turning our area back in a drought. The early moisture did allow wheat to grow enough that there was quite a lot of hay put up. Thank goodness. If we had not received that early moisture, this whole area would look like a ghost town as far as cattle or any income. I was afraid we would cull so heavy that a lot of ranchers would no longer have that extra high-quality of cattle we have now. And when they bought back might roll the clock back 20 years as far as quality. There are a lot of nice home-raised cattle here now. If we get moisture these next two months, cattle prices could get very good.

The lady that watches my two younger boys said over their break that they played video games all one day. She told them that the next day they were going to help her clean her house. She said the 13-year-old, who always has a lot of energy really got with it and even dusted off her ceiling fans. I said I am surprised he didn't get dust pneumonia.

There were two lawyers in a court battling it out. An older woman was called to the stand. The defense lawyer was asking the questions. He asked the lady if she knew the other lawyer working for the prosecution. The older woman responded, "Yes, I do know him. I have known him all his life." Then she proceeded to say, "He's about as sorry of a person as I have ever known. He will lie right to your face. He's nothing but an ole drunk. He runs around on his wife. He's a pathetic human being." The defense lawyer said, "I have no further questions." Then the prosecution lawyer got his turn. So he then asked the lady if she knew the defense lawyer. The older woman said, "Yes, I do. He too is a very sorry person. He's an extremely sloppy person. He's drunk almost every night. He has had at least three affairs." Then she looked at the lawyer for the prosecution and said, "And one of them was with your wife." The judge immediately called both of the lawyers up to the front to speak with them. The judge said to both lawyers, "If either one of you asks the other one if she knows me, I will do my best to send you both to the electric chair."

Date: 1/14/2013

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