We are located on the High Plains in the top portion of the Texas Panhandle.
It's so flat that you can see the night lights of communities for miles and miles away. In the daytime, you can see them by their groves of trees....and grain elevators.
We live in the grasslands and our trees are precious so I don't like it when
a: they die
b: folks cut them down on purpose
If you google earth 822, you can't even see the property for the trees
When we bought it, things had to change because it was just so wild and overgrown.
I have to tell you...it hurt me to cut trees down, but they will be replaced!
I keep thinking..."it's just what I get!"
(Our tree lined street is lovely!)
Last year was considered to be THE WORST DROUGHT in our history. I didn't realize that an 80 year old tree could really die from that. I kept thinking, they have been through droughts before. Maybe so, but I fear I have trees that are not slow coming out...but trees, OLD trees, BIG trees, ESTABLISHED trees
that really might be gone
This has really been on my mind. I am not a Catholic, but I have friends who are and so have tinkered with the fun part of their ways. I have some Holy Water that was blessed by the Pope that my bff brought me back from the Vatican. So...I got to thinking...
Yesterday, I called bo peep and baby bo peep and we hugged our trees
I gave the Holy Water to her and told her to tell the trees please not to die and to ask God if he could please let them get well.
So...she in her four year old preciousness, put her hands on every tree, dabbed them with some water, told them to please be well and asked God to help them be ok.
I know I know I know...it's a tree(s)
but they are living, they have a place on this property and have been there for nearly 90 years
I think that precious little prayer is worth a shot!