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

Above: John Pfeifferâs 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 Pfeifferâs concerns about the future of his cattle herd. Left: Cattle graze on grass Wednesday at John Pfeifferâs ranch near Mulhall.  Photos By David McDaniel,  The Oklahoman