I missed my Rural Thursday entry yesterday. With my doctor's appt. I got busy and didn't even get on the pc. So will add it today. Below is a picture of a big part of what Oklahoma is all about. I'm sure you can easily guess what it is by looking at it. *smiles*
Yep it's an oil well rig. We had two wells on our property, but the water well that was dug to increase the oil production is now on the northside of the farm and belongs to our northern neighbor. The oil well on this side is just below our house. The pump is on a timer now so does not constantly pump oil as it use to. The money earned of course goes to JD's parents and they will I am sure divide the dividends somehow when they both have passed away. But at one time you could see oil digging rigs like above all over the state. Although they still do a lot of drilling it is not as much as it use to be. Still this state plays a large part of the oil and gas industry. I don't know of anyone who would not allow drilling to be done on their property because they do a great job of being very good at conserving the land around it. Also the money dividends aren't overlooked, lol.. They also maintain the sites and roads that they use so it doesn't effect the owner. Pipelines are well marked too. So a hugh part of the states industry also effects it's rural people as it does those that live in the cities and towns throughout the state.
Will have more to share next thrusday on the rural life here where I live. If you would like to join the Rural Thursday group. Please join Here at my friend Nancy's blog. Till next time.....
Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by so quickly
you can hardly catch it going.
-- Tennessee Williams
Love and Hugs,