Through the past few years, the Red Hills as well as much of the region, have suffered through drought. Drought still had a persistent presence on the land through the latter part of last year and even until most recent rains which produced flooding in some areas. This short ditty is a testament to the resilience of the Red Hills and its inhabitants through good times and hard times. With replenishment from recent rains, times are good again.
The land is sometimes parched and brown,
with ranchers prone to wear a frown,
for through dry spells it's hard to bare,
the extended dry conditions there.
But given time, rain comes again,
to revive a seemingly barren land,
colors spring from what had seemed,
monotonous days of dust and wind.
And through it all, our rancher friends,
keep their spirits through thick and thin,
they feed their herds on revived range,
and give thanks for surviving drought again.
The land rebounds with glorious praise,
with plentiful grass and prairie bouquets,
and so wildlife also responds,
to this aquatic gift to streams and ponds.