Thursday, June 18, 2015

More Rain...

The last time we had rainfall of any account was on June 2.  That's long enough ago that the ground was beginning to get pretty parched and dry. The crops were really thirsty!

On Sunday evening a storm rolled through, but we barely got .10", while just south of us folks got close to an inch of rain.  That's the way the storms have been this spring...very spotty.  The weather forecast has called for rain but we've barely got a drop, until last night.  I woke up around 2 am to hear the sound of a steady, gentle rain.  Music to our ears!

This morning this was the measurement...

It might seem silly to be excited over this,  but when your livelihood depends on the weather...over which we have no control...we are especially thankful when we are given what we need.

It's nice to see tracks in the mud...the milk truck and the tractor...

...and of course the reflection of the barn in a puddle...

Even the flowers are rain - kissed and happy...

I know that some of you have been desperately hoping for dry weather.

I hope you're getting what you need where you are!


  1. i totally get it! growing up in wisconsin, everyone (farmer or not) discussed two things - the weather and the price of gas. :) we got rains from tropical storm bill, and although some places re-flooded, i was happy to get almost 3 inches here again as we had dried out quickly as the temps came up. hooray for you!

  2. Oh I would have shared some of ours:) We have not been able to do much with it raining so much, Ground is saturated meaning hard to hay. I am so Happy you got some. Hug B

  3. I'm glad that you finally got some rain. Here it's hard to make hay to as one day of sun and another day of rain but at least we can still make silage.


  4. We have had rain and more rain, but have been dry in our area for a week now! Temperatures are about to soar, too!

  5. Glad to hear you received some rain!

  6. So happy for you that you got rain!!
    It has been another crazy weather year.... too much rain in some parts, and not enough in other parts. We had a slow to warm up and soggy spring, but now we have the heat. Withering crops and flowers are not good, so I am praying for rain again :)


  7. I am so glad you got rain. I love it when it does rain. I need a rain gauge, I am afraid mine would fill up with dirt though. :) Have a lovely weekend!


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