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Out of Drought

14 May

I am pleased to report that we made it out of our drought and abnormally dry conditions.  We are back to normal moisture levels in the soil!

That’s exciting, but I don’t want to jinx it.  I am literally about ten miles from the yellow.  Last spring we spent about two weeks out of any drought conditions, and then pretty much all rain stopped.

Goats coming up because it was sprinkling

The required goat in the barn door because it’s raining photo (Ava with a bonus sparrow on the fence)

Can hardly see Pluto and Dolly

And Ms. Goose playing in the rain gauge

So let’s say I am excited to be here and optimistic that it will last.

Lots of dandelions

Maybe I’ll actually get to harvest wild grapes instead of them drying up

Lilacs after the rain Saturday morning

Of course, with rain comes lots of mowing.  I managed to mow after work on Friday, but I had to wait until it dried off Saturday to use the push mower and weed eater.

Sky in the yard after mowing and rain, but before trimming

It also means that my fence in the Back Forty is damaged again.

I mean, why on earth would the neighbor want to have waterways and do anything to protect the soil from eroding or not destroy their neighbor’s fence every time it rains?

Aphrodite with Cruella and Estella; Odie behind

How I would dearly love to find some place without neighbors.

Friday’s Photo Dump

5 May

I’m hoping to get a lot done this weekend, so I’ll just share some leftover pictures today.

Bella, Salter, and Pepper (who thinks he’s a big buck)



Victoria is holding her own out on pasture

I had a visitor to my driveway earlier in the week.


Eurasian Collared Dove in the oak tree

Odie (with Maybeline behind) in pasture


A meadowlark–I am so happy to see them again.


Mr. Peaock


It’s also Tiger’s birthday today.  My big Cinco de Mayo boy is two!


Hopefully, this weekend will give me a lot to blog about.

Enjoying the Pasture

19 Apr

Those critters who got to go onto the Back Forty are really happy.

BJ, Perdita (behind), Cutie, Casey, Maisie, and Zinnia



Estella and Cruella


Purl (in front) and Aphrodite

Perdita and Moxie



LilyAnn feeding Roger (in front) and Anita

That makes me happy.