Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rain, Rain, Go Away

I couldn't even tell you how many days it has rained here in the last 2 weeks.  It seems like every day is grayer and rainier than the next, with no end in sight.  The fields are pure mud, the grass in our yard is growing in weird patches because it's too wet to mow, and the lambs are going to have to learn how to swim if it keeps up like this any longer.  The poor sheep.  We shouldn't have plowed the field last year, because the grass is barely growing back.  The pasture that Dodge is in is starting to look greener, as is the half of the pasture that is cut off from the ewes with an electric fence.  But the part of the field that the ewes and the lambs can go in is thick, squelchy, pull-off-your-boots-when-you-step mud.  And the inside of the barn isn't much better.  It's just full of wet straw and mud.  And the worst part is that our neighbor's pasture is lush with tall green grass.  I guess sometimes the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.

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