This was green all summer, then irrigation stopped. Spring rain will bring back some growth, but most of it will be weeds.

These 80 acres were planted in winter rye. The seed germinated and the plants grew three or four inches then died.

We're worried about fire. There is a loss of vitality because the humidity in grass or shrubs is very low.

It's pretty stark. It's all I can say. It was green, it was growing - and now it's gone.

Usually you'll find mom working at the post office or Wal-Mart. Dad may drive a bus in the morning and farm the rest of the day.