Monday, June 8, 2009

Let it Rain, Let it Rain, Let it Rain!

Oh Thank you Lord! IT RAINED!

After a few dry weeks the June landscape was starting to look more like a dry August landscape. The alfalfa was struggling to recover from first cutting, which means our second cutting of alfalfa may be smaller or even later than expected. Thankfully, not a moment too soon, we had rain. It rained Friday through Monday (today) morning. We enjoyed a 2 inch soaker, and as a result it has turned the landscape back into a wonderful shade of green. Even though the cattle yards are muddy we are very grateful for the gift of rain.

Often times people living in town only miss the rain when they have to water the lawn, we miss the rain when we watch the crops under stress, watch the ground/soil develop cracks, and watch the top soil blow in the wind. 2 inches of rain was the best thing that could have ever happened to us! It's a true blessing and a reminder that we are always dependent on God for all that we need.

We have also been busy working on June Dairy Month preparations. The local County Dairy Princesses have been working hard already in these few first days...making visits to local grocery stores, preschools/day cares and libraries. It's been a lot of fun and very exciting!

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