We got off to a good start this spring with an abundance of grass in most areas but it’s been a long, hot, dry summer. Fires devastated many areas but it looks like maybe some much needed moisture is on the way along with cooler temperatures. Farmers and Ranchers are most certainly “Next Year” people. They work hard every day do make the most of what has been dealt to them in hopes of being in business next year when conditions and prices might be better. They are masters at making it work whether it be drought, disease, grasshoppers, blizzards, low prices, you name it. Even politicians can’t hold ’em down. With God’s help I’m confident this fire season will soon come to an end and we’ll all be eagerly looking forward to another year of doing what we love and loving what we do. Country folks can survive!