It’s been raining, and raining, and raining, and then raining some more. It’s been pouring buckets and coming down in sheets, I’m fairly certain I saw some cats and dogs out there as well. This has been going on for days, what actually seems like an eternity. Everything is soggy, drenched, and soaked to the bone.
The mud in the pig paddock is about 8″ deep, I lost my boot a few times while giving them dry bedding yesterday. The chickens have been locked in their coop, partly because of the rain and partly because of that pesky weasel. I would have taken my camera out to get photos, but the rain never completely stopped so it wasn’t possible.
The only happy creatures around here a the ducks, who stand in penguin mode looking up at the sky letting the rain roll down their backs. They play in the puddles that are everywhere and generally are having a blast. Everyone else is completely miserable, including myself. I checked the rain gauge yesterday afternoon when the rain lightened a bit and it was overflowing at 6.5″, who knows how long it was like that, I’m guessing quite a while. I’m guessing we may end up with close to a foot of rain when it finally moves through.
This quote came to mind yesterday “Even darkness must pass, a new day will come, and when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer?” Samwise Gamgee. You can bet I’ll be standing outside letting it shine brightly on my face when it does. I’m also thinking of Karen Carpenter’s song “Rainy days & Mondays always get me down”. However the rain is good for the garden and rainy days make us appreciate the sunny days all the more.
What are you waiting patiently to pass so you can feel the sweetness of the opposing force?Filed under Weather | Comments (4)