Last summer I wrote about the serious drought we were in and some of the problems it caused on the farm. We've had some rain, not in excess yet, but it has helped greatly. For instance, remember the dry pond,
and all the muck that was cleaned out of it?
Well, this is how it looks now: very, very deep. Situated in a draw between the hills, it has filled with run-off water. Also, whenever it has rained enough to raise the water table, water seeps out of the ground and runs into the pond, from what must be a little spring.
We continue to grind hay for the cattle and find that they waste less than when the hay is rolled out onto the ground or fed in a ring. So far the hay supply is holding out and the cattle look good.
One more thing you might remember -- The Dog? Well, he stayed until almost winter, then left as mysteriously as he came.