Well I was woken on my sleep in morning to pouring rain and thunder and lightening the inability to sleep past 5am. I opened the thunder door ( the the basement ) for the terrified dogs and went back to bed.
My attempts to catch another hour of sleep proved fruitless.
The rain is good for the grass.
Though not so good for the big West Side fields because this week we hope to turn the cover crop of beans back into the soil and sow the transitional wheat and a buffer strip of alfalfa.
I will get that alfalfa in I think – with my little tractor. And we can start baling that next year.
I need coffee. Hang on a minute – I will be back.
Above is the second to last stand of pig field. After I took this shot I looked down under the tall plants to admire all the undergrowth and there were three lovely melons – happily growing under there. So I am not moving the little pigs until my melons are ripe. They are big for plants I neither planted nor tended.
Today, when the rain clears up, I will fix up the chicken tractor and begin to haul the meat chickens around the grass. I shifted them to the tin hut so I could work on their traveling run and they are so sprightly – flying off in all directions. It was a bit of a circus. I will make a better plan for today’s move. They will be very happy to get into the regular greens.
Well, I suppose I should push off out into the farm for a while. Lucky I have my ankle length oilskin coat.
I wonder how long this thunder and lightening will last. It is all pretty dramatic.
High of 85. Low of 66. ( Good weather for growing grass)!