It’s been a looong time since the arena by the house has been turned into a lake by a rainstorm. It happened last night.
It’s a pretty small lake, all right, but it was larger than this. I took this picture about eight o’clock this morning. The rain had stopped at about one, mostly, so some had drained off or soaked in. It still shows that we had a pretty good rain. It was probably about an inch. We certainly needed rain, but it’s better if it doesn’t all come at once!
Now comes the clean-up. There are a lot of wet pens that need draining or scraping out, so all available hands are being drafted to tractor duty. It’ll take a while, but there’s no more rain predicted for a week or so. It makes a lot of work for us, but it’s more than welcome all the same.
. . . since I blogged. It’s been a busy, interesting month, not least because of the weather. A couple of days ago, we had a good rain. It even included a hailstorm; something we almost never see in winter.
When I heard the rattle on the roof, I grabbed my camera and bolted for the door. It was just starting.
The horses take a dim view of their tin-roofed shelters when it’s hailing, and as you can see by looking through the breezeway, stood out in the storm the whole time.
The clouds quickly took on an ominous yellow hue. You can actually see the hail coming down in these shots, either as dark or white streaks and dots, depending on the background.
It was over very quickly, but left us with a decent third of an inch. It’s not a great deal, but it’s a start.
I hope to do better on my blogging in the upcoming days, but after all, it is nearly Christmas!