Possible Showers?   Leave a comment

That was the prediction.  Possible scattered light showers, to be exact.  This morning, we woke up to this.

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It had rained from about midnight on into the morning hours.  It wasn’t a cloudburst, but a steady soaking rain that was just what we needed.

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This afternoon, the dogs and I walked down to the river to see what we could see.

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The water had mostly soaked in, but it was plain to see where it had been.

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There was a little left, and Peaches of course took the opportunity to wade in it.

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I missed the part where she decided wading was not enough — wallowing was much more fun.

There are a lot of wet pens, and puddles everywhere.  Already the process of drainage has begun.  It’s worth it.  There will be a lot of oat hay this summer, which will bring down the price of the alfalfa we use. (Oat hay is mostly a dryland crop, dependent on rain rather than irrigation.  More rain = more oat hay.)

And besides, I might get a ride in the wildflowers this spring!


Posted January 11, 2015 by stablewoman in Weather

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