A storm blew through Buffalo Bill’s Cody/Yellowstone Country this past week, and we received the most snow in the region.
When I lived in the big city, a good dumping of snow was not necessarily welcome except by the kids who were always happy with a day off school. Parents had to scramble to make sure everything was under control, commuters had to drive slippery roads to get to work, and everyone had to dig out their driveways and hope the plows didn’t block them in.
Around here we view things differently.
First of all, we live in a dry climate. If it weren’t for the Buffalo Bill Dam just west of town creating a reservoir that supplies irrigation for the farms, our food sources would look a lot different with significantly less local and fresh produce. Tourism and ranching are already big drivers of our economy, and they would be even more dominant without the foresight which resulted in the ability to irrigate our lands.
When the snow falls, we invariably tell our out-of-town family and friends “It’s great news. We can use the moisture.”
Like much of the country, our Wyoming fall was Read More