Tag Archives: rain

Rain, Rain, Go Away

9 Oct

We’ve had way too much rain this fall.  It’s really starting to be an issue.  It’s already why we’re having such a bad worm season.

Antigone, Pluto, Harley, and Anubis

Now it’s impacting getting crops out of the fields.

Everybody is sick of mud.

Bob Cat

We want some nice dry weather for a while.

Penny

And sunshine.

Dolly

That would be good.  Sunshine would be really good.

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Rainy Season: Take Two

4 Sep

You might remember that the first part of summer was really wet here.  We had a hard time planting, there was flooding, and it was just wet.  After a drought of July, our August was more normal, but now we’re back to what seems like endless rain.

Saturday night my phone went off three times to tell me I was in a flood warning.

rain from Saturday overnight

Luckily, Sky doesn’t mind hanging out in the rain while I’m out doing chores and milking.

Sky

Because it’s quite dangerous to leave a bored German shepherd unattended in the house.  Tormenting the cat is the least trouble he can get into.

Noelle and Sky

There’s mud all over in the barnyard.

Reva in the doorway

The ground is saturated, and the water is rushing across the top of the pasture (you can see where the grass is knocked down).

There’s tons of water running through the tile too.

I had planned on using my Labor Day weekend to try and get a lot of the barn scooped out, but that didn’t happen.

Mary

I can’t scoop when everyone is stuck in the barn trying to stay dry.

Litha (front); Bambi and Daisy (behind)

For some reason, it seems like it’s always raining when I’m trying to milk.  That really makes it fun (Did you catch the sarcasm?).

Zinnia

But at least my girls are really good about coming back from pasture when it’s time to milk.  If I remember correctly, it did start raining again before I got finished milking after this picture was taken.

Cinnamon leading the girls up to milk; Tony Llama eating under the tree

I just hope that all this rain ends before it’s time to harvest.

Otherwise it won’t matter how great my yields are.

In Pasture

8 Aug

We’ve been horribly dry for quite a while again.  Once the rain stopped drowning us, it just quit.  I’ve had to water my “garden” and the ground is cracked.  We’ve had only had a few sprinkles since the hay was made.

Myson on the rock watching his herd

The grass was turning brown.

I’m glad we got the hay made.  After my bales were put in the barn, my nephew made the rest into round bales.  They work well for scratching against.

Gidget

(Blaze in the back)

Orpheus wasn’t too sure about that huge thing at first.

Orpheus

The bales have since been moved from the pasture, but we still hadn’t had rain.

Finally, we managed to get about two tenths of an inch Sunday morning, and then we had more overnight into Monday.

Lily

It’s was still dry, but that was certainly a big help.  Then we had more rain.  Last night, we even had rain and sun at the same time when a tiny cell went over us.

Osiris and Zinnia in the door

Hopefully, it will really let the pastures grow again.