I Can See Clearly Now, the Rain is Gone


Wow. Wow. Wow. I can't believe how long this soggy spell lasted. And now, I think we're looking at a week or so of sunshine before any more chances of rain. That will give us a couple of days to dry up for Saturday's festivities.

Still so much to do. The constant rains have caused the weeds in the pasture and in the yard to grow to tremendous heights, and because of the soggy ground, it's hard to get them mowed back down. The poor chickens in the pasture tractors have had to live with damp feed that molds before they can even eat it, and now several of them have succumbed to avian pox. One Marans hen is particularly affected. I've never had a chicken come down with it so severely. No pictures, I promise. It isn't pretty. According to all my research, there isn't any treatment. We'll just have to see if she gets better. But that explains the reduction in eggs. Egg production is the first thing to go. Dang mosquitoes. That's another thing we have no lack of around here right now.

I don't think I have seasonal affective disorder, but this incessant wetness has really sapped my strength. Mostly it's from worrying about the animals and how all this moisture is affecting their health, and what on earth I can do about it.

So this evening, I saw that an old college friend had posted this video on Facebook, and it cheered me right up. I hope it does the same for you. That, and the anticipation of our big party on Saturday.

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