Yes, another weather post. 😄 Farmers and ranchers spend their entire lives watching the weather and around here we pray for rain as often as we brush our teeth. A few weeks ago we had 0.6" here at the house and then 0.8" again last Thursday. That doesn't seem like a lot to many of you, but this desert country responds quickly to moisture of any amount and it just encourages the growth that's taken place from earlier rains.
And the smell when it rains in the desert! Our girl says where she lives, it doesn't smell like it does here when it rains. I wish I could bottle it up. I've told DH that heaven will smell like a good desert rain. It looks brown and dirty, but it smells fresh and clean:
The first rain came fast and hard, flooding the arena
Skeet came out to celebrate with me
The chicken yard floods when it rains like this, but DH dug a little ditch that allows it to drain overnight
The poor chickens were a bedraggled site. LOL
The rains have been spotty and we're in excellent shape compared to so many so we're praying for others who are struggling to keep their cattle.
I have spent hours and hours mowing each week. Some of that is due to the rain, but we keep the bunkhouse and house yard watered and I spend a lot of time hauling hoses and sprinklers around so it's a nice reprieve for a day or two when we are blessed with rain. Most of the mowing is outside the yard, around headquarters.
This past Friday was 'release the guineas' day
After a nice shower, the bugs are plentiful and the chickens and guineas are on pest patrol
While Skeet specializes in puddle patrol