Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Monday, September 03, 2012

....And We Got Rain!

 Isaac was kind to us and gave us a nice slow soaking rain.  Was it enough?   Probably not, but it still should help and it was wonderful to experience rain again.  We did not get wind, or storms or any damage just sloooow rain for two days.  The rain gauge showed about 2.5 inches by the time it was done.    Of course other places in Missouri got more I'm sure.  Here are a few pictures from a rainy day!

2.5 Inches All Soaked In
We did get a little wind to blow the rain onto the deck...what a nice sight

Wet Sheep!  Maybe not the cleanest yet, but much better than before

And a head shot of the same sheep--Blackberry Winter

Another wet sheep--Ford this time....(it's a novelty, okay??)

This pasture may not come back as much of it is now dirt..but there is a tinge of green in places!

This one will!  You can already see the greening grass (really-- just squint your eyes)

A puddle!

Happy millet, Happy Cows, Happy land!

Oh.  There was a little damage--this dead elm tree lost a chunk of branches when the wood made like a sponge and soaked up the rainThankfully no sheep (or dogs or humans) were near when it crashed.   You can see some of the trees that were really distressed and dying in the background.

Pond looks scummy but at least it still has water.

And here is my tiny pond--yep she's got some water!

Today after the rain it's a hot and humid 92 degrees, but optimism is high.  The birds seem cheerful, the sheep and chickens hopeful and it's lovely to see the plants looking alive again.  The first night of the rain there was a rash of tiny tree frogs on the move.  I had forgotten how noisy they are.  Tempe had a blast catching them and bringing them inside (and telling me about each and everyone).  Me not so much as I had to rescue each one and release it back outside!  

Thank God for the rain. 


Michelle said...

Oh, I am SO glad you got such a lovely soaking! Isn't it amazing how quickly the plants react to it? Irrigation never seems to work as well as God's watering system.

Vicki Lane said...

I'm so happy for you! Such a blessing!

phylliso said...

So thankful for you that you finally got some relief,amazing how quickly the ground pushed up the green starts of the lawn!
I can just imagine the fun the cats had with the tree frogs,love them & the "noise"they make.phyllis

Kathy said...


(and I haven't forgotten about hte box, Tam...I will get into town later in the week and get it off to you. Sorry for the delay - long story for another time. I'm so delighted you got some rains! And you'll be surprised = that pasture may just start to come back!)