Recent rains lift pond levels, spirits for Oklahoma ranchers - Article Photos 5/5

Above: John Pfeiffer’s ranch near Mulhall was so dry a few months ago that the dusty pond bottom had a cow path through it. Recent rains have replenished the pond, shown here Wednesday, and eased Pfeiffer’s concerns about the future of his cattle herd. Left: Cattle graze on grass Wednesday at John Pfeiffer’s ranch near Mulhall. Photos By David McDaniel, The Oklahoman