A celebration of hope in a dry land

Guardian: On ranches like mine, perched on the windy northern Great Plains, drought is a daily companion. Our official average rainfall is about 16 inches a year, one of the few statistics I know by heart – and I don't believe it. During four normal years, for example, our rainfall was 6.45, 6.15, 17.65, and 8.12 inches, averaging about 10 inches a year. And that included winter storms with 60mph winds. Ranchers have, like native plants and animals, adapted. Lately, the land of ranchers who ......

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