You would think, and I did as I scaled the side of the stock trailer and pulled myself up onto its roof, that this cloud would bring destructive weather to the farm. It looked so full of doom. But it did not. The long black cloud merely tipped its sprinkling hat and rolled rumbling by without a second glance.Valerie passed Camera House up to me on my high perch then she climbed up onto the bed of the big truck parked next to the stock trailer and we watched the weather pass.
We did get some rain during the evening, but for our wee farm in this low point in this lowest area of the surrounding low plains the storms were heaving with loud bark and no bite.
From my vantage point I watched the clouds boil past as the cows with calves in tow headed out into the cooling fields and the pigs enjoyed the breeze.
The dark came with Alaskan swiftness and as we headed back into the kitchen, other clouds moved in and the rain began to fall. All the drama weather took itself elsewhere leaving us with the prescribed half inch of good growing rain.
Let’s look at this one again – it really is quite a magnificent image.
Remember that if you like an image from the blog just steal it. No need to ask permission. If you reprint it or publish it, in any medium, please give me credit. Otherwise – go ahead – print it on photocopy paper and pin it on your kids walls (or your wall – after all that is the best use of a wall), with my blessings.
Yesterday we cleared a bed of overgrown asparagus, the weeds came out really easily. In this humidity and with that rain last night I am sure we will be picking some good feeds very soon. My beds are a good seven years old so we can pick for a while without damaging next years crop. And Valerie loves asparagus too!
Last night we made a tarte tartin with mulberries. The mulberry trees are heaving with fruit. There will be a mulberry something every day! Today mulberry sorbet! Then mulberry jam.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Wednesday 20% Precip. / 0 in
Generally cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 80F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night 60% Precip. / 0.08 in
Cloudy skies this evening followed by scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight. Low 66F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.