Thursday, October 25, 2007

It's Raining!

It's been raining gently but steadily for two days. The grass is greening up. The concrete waterer is FULL -- which means the groundwater that feeds the spring is replenished.

The ponds are filling. Ducks and geese are happy. Everyone's cows are spending time happily munching and getting an all-day shower. The goats are hiding in the barn eating hay. They don't like getting wet.

Speaking of hay -- it's in short supply this year because of prolonged drought. It's expensive to buy. I'm thinking there'll be more money in brokering hay this year than in selling cattle. The Police Blotter in the local paper listed an incident in which someone stole hay that was sitting in a field last week!

I harvested a wagon load of cheese pumpkins the other day. There are still some candy roasters developing in the garden. The rain should help them along.

I've started some flower and herb seeds in the greenhouse and was amazed to see that something is already coming up after only a few days. I think I'll dig some of the existing tomato plants and see if they'll produce in the greenhouse where whatever is eating them can't get in.

A friend traded me a box of tasty homegrown tomatoes for a cheese pumpkin and some other junk. Thanks, Ginger.

I'd also like to thank my friend, Patti in Portland, for doing that rain dance. It seems to have worked!


Jim said...

I just noticed that you have a link to Beanie the Chicken's blog. Thank you. I'll be posting new entries soon, as Beanie is starting to take her show on the road. --Jim Walker

CountryDew said...

We had hoped for warm weather after the rain so the pasture would grow to give the cows something to eat for a little while, but alas, it frosted. The rain may save the well but not the cows.