Wednesday, May 08, 2013

It isn't raining rain, you know...

...It's raining violets, asparagus, kale, chard, spinach, iris, peonies...

Early yesterday morning, I walked into the area near the goose house and let the geese out.  By about 1 p.m., the pond had overflowed and the geese were swimming in and out of the house.  It remains flooded and there is a small river forming beyond in the pasture.

The chicken house had a little seepage, forming muddy areas.  The last batch of chicks are in a coop with a raised wooden floor, so they're high and dry.  The ducklings are in a dirt floor coop, so are in their glory, making a big wet mess.

It will continue raining today and possibly tomorrow.  The James River is overflowing its banks. 

Everything is so green that it nearly hurts your eyes.  Grass is high in the hayfields.

It's been blessedly cool since May began.  We've done a lot of farm jobs.  Unfortunately, our recently graveled driveway has some ruts due to rain runoff.  The plastic garden is improving day by day. 

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