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After Our Rains

29 Jul

We’ve had a couple of rains in the last few days, so I thought I’d venture out and see how things were looking.  The goats were on the front hill, and it’s still tall.  Because it’s that tall, I doubt it will get much new growth now.  It will still provide them food, even if it isn’t good green stuff.

Where we made hay, however, it is really starting to grow.  It’s actually higher than the llama’s ankle.

Djali

The newly planted bottom is turning more green.

Norma Jean & MJ

I did venture up the hill, and there  is even a bit of water in the watering hole.  The ditch is still dry, but we only had about 1 1/2 inches of rain all together.

I noticed that the buffer strip around the cornfield is really growing.

We just mowed this and made hay off of it about a week ago.  It’s already growing~both the alfalfa and the grass.

I’m amazed that the corn still looks as good as it does.  Some of the ears are really starting to fill out.

I did find this one that had just recently been removed.  It’s little, but it is forming kernels.  That’s a really good thing.

Now I just need the deer to quit eating here.  How do I know it’s the deer?

She looks pretty darn guilty to me. Don’t you think so?

When I asked what she was doing, she didn’t stick around long.

That’s certainly a sign of guilt.  Finally, if you wait until dark, there’s a pretty flower you can see in the waterway.

It’s nicotiana~a wild flowering tobacco with blooms that open at night.  I just love the way it looks!  The rain has certainly been a good thing!

Edit:  I have been corrected!  The flower is Datura.

Linking to Macro Monday, Mosaic Monday and Homestead Barn Hop.