Well, be careful what you pray for…
We asked for rain, and God sent rain. On Monday, and Tuesday, and Wednesday, and Thursday, and Friday…we got a break on Saturday…
…Then it rained on Sunday, and Monday…And we’re not just talking a sprinkle. It rained.
But the work goes on.
Actually, it weather like this is quadruples.
We’ve got muck, and mud, and crabby animals everywhere. Even moving the chicken tractor twice a day didn’t keep the chickens from being wet and soggy and just not happy at all!
Our shade shelter that use to look like this…
Now looks like this…
Mr. Fix-It’s taking it rather well, so far. But he hasn’t even gone out there to assess the damage or reconstruction yet, so the jury’s still out. We just moved the animals to the other barn and went back inside to change clothes for the 700th time.
We’ve always had some run-off issues. Going from cropland to pasture is a long process and we’ve had more than a few season of not much more than dirt for a field. It’s actually pretty cool to see them all improving over time. At least it’s only problem spots now and not the whole field anymore!
It doesn’t necessarily make the animals happy…
…But it could be (use to be!) so much worse.
If the animals would just stop congregating in the problem areas, they might not continue to be problem areas!
But we’re better off than most of the row crop farmers, right now. It’ll be days (if not weeks!) before they can get into some of those fields.
As long as it actually stops for a few days we should be in good shape by next week. At least this should be a good kick-off for the cool-season grass.
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