We certainly need rain and a good lot of it too. If we were to get 2 to 3 cm over a 24 to 48 hour period that would be perfect. Perfection will likely elude us for some time yet and we will have to do much irrigating in the garden. The pastures however must wait for rains and while they are alright just now, they will soon rapidly begin to wilt and brown. This has already happened on some small areas throughout the pastures, spots where it is sandier and on tops of knolls. The hay crop may be down too. The volume of hay is likely to be somewhat less.
The cow, horse, sheep, donkey, and feathered animal department is all well.
he garden planting continues, the frost on Saturday morning was quite severe though with great good fortune we had no damage at all in the garden. A few leaves on a single Rhubarb clump seem to have suffered a bit but that was all and that was outside the garden. Leaves on many trees and shrubs, Catalpa, Walnut, Hackberry, the wild Grape were among the most effected with some of the trees and the Grape having all their leaves destroyed by the frost. They will likely all recover though this will stress them no doubt and may with another stressor later in the season cause some of these plants to die over next winter.
Shorter blogs these days as I don’t have as much time to sit and think of what to write, but I’ll try to get out the most important events here.