There’s a little town named Reagor Springs,
that I pass through everyday on my way to and from work .
It has a couple of beer stores and that’s about it.
This was the go to place back in the day if you wanted beer.
Just a little town situated between two bigger, dry towns.
The bigger towns are wet now, so Reagor doesn’t have much going on anymore.
But, if you look at it from another perspective, it really has quite a bit going on.
In the early spring this town is a beehive of activity.
Farmers are in the fields, riding in giant, cab enclosed tractors.
They’re tilling under the winter’s green cover
in preparation for the summer’s cash crops, corn, maize and cotton.
Round about late July, early August, they started harvesting
the corn and maize. Even with the drought, I still saw
18 wheelers in the fields loading up for the trip to the gain mill.
Cotton strippers are in the fields along with huge rectangle shaped boxes.
The boxes are like trash compactors.
The cotton strippers feed the cotton into the box and the box squishes it.
So now the fields are filled with these huge bales of cotton.
Future blue jeans and t shirts I suspect!
Yesterday, 250 acres of these fields were caught up in a wild fire.
Nothing you could see from the highway, it was back in, on the FM road.
My oldest grandson’s dad, uncles and papa farm some of these fields.
I don’t know if it was their’s or not, or even if there were crops on the land.
Today I was driving to work looking at all those bales, and thinking.
I hope they get them out soon, before anything else happens!
The farmers are depending on the money these bales are going to bring in.
What the hell...
“Did you see that“, I asked my husband?
Before he could answer I said,
“I don’t believe it, whoever is driving that car just threw out a lit cigarette”!
I’m thinking, are you stupid? Don’t you know there was a fire here yesterday?
I sped up enough to get a plate number, and then passed to see who was driving.
Just some random lady, 40ish, no one I know.
But then again, she could live in my area.
She might even be driving down my road on a daily basis.
Her lit cigarette butts flying out her car window toward my house!
Steve and I both have a bug-out-bag in the cab of the truck,
clothes, toiletries, passports, etc.
I pack the laptop in the briefcase and take it with me to work everyday.
We’ve even packed a medium size cooler
with about 2 weeks worth of non-perishable food,
that’s locked and chained in the pickup bed.
You never know!!!
Till next time,
Just heard thunder, went outside to see,
there's a big black cloud over the house and I felt raindrops!
Could it really be?