Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lots of rain

Sunday and Monday brought us over three inches of rain; some of the rainfall Monday was the washing kind that leaves deep gullies in driveways and plowed fields. Yes, we had hay cut; it's ruined.

Making hay is pretty much of a crap shoot at best. You can listen to the weather-guessers on TV, but they're often wrong. Finally you just do what you must; for instance, if you work four days a week, you make an attempt to cut your hay on the first day of your three-day weekend and hope to get it baled and in the barn before you go back to work.

Our hay, this time, is ruined. But I think this is the first time in three or four years that we've lost a cutting of hay, so I'd say we're doing pretty good. Cliff and I are not depressed about the situation.

Tonight we got another inch-and-a-half of rain. There was a beautiful rainbow, but my camera wouldn't have taken it all in, so I didn't waste my time.

Then there was a lovely fog that came over our acreage.

Even over the field with the spoiled hay.

Life is good here.

8 comments:

Lindie said...

Didn't get any rain down in Belton tonight, but sure got a lot of it the past few days!

m.v. said...

so they hay will never dry up?

Donna said...

No, Mike. Not after this much rain. It's totally lost. If we'd only had a half-inch or so, it would have been possible to save it. But not now.

Paula said...

Yep no need to cry over it. People who doesn't need it get it and visa versa. John didn't even make any hay this year.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Sorry about the hay. The weather is something we sure cannot count on. It has a mind of it's own. They predicted rain here and we did not get any. It's been so hot and humid that the rain would have been a relief. Glad you are counting your blessings today.
Life is good here too!
'On Ya'-ma

Talk..to..Grams said...

I know it rained yesterday and it just poured over here this morning!! I think it is suppose to be severe this eveing... Like you said they don't always get it right!! Hugs Grams

madcobug said...

Sorry about the loss of your hay. Helen

Faye said...

Sorry about the hay. Glad you're not depressed. You have so many lovely things in your life that one dissapointment can't get you down. Love the fog.