Monday, June 29, 2015
Rain go away for a while
As far as rainy weather goes, this June was the rainiest ever, with nearly 7” of rain. That makes up for the lack of rain in the traditional month of April. It has also made for some mid-level flooding, not to mention a lack of outdoor fun.
Saturday was another full day of rain, often with heavy rain. And rain is expected tomorrow and again on Thursday. Nothing gets the chance to thorough dry out very much. Yesterday was a clearing day—that’s about as good as this June has been. It never actually fully clears, but it gets to the point of clearing weather. Perhaps that’s why I saw a nice buck in velvet in the early afternoon.
The buck’s antlers were well above his ears and just starting to branch. He and a lady friend were cropping grass at the edge of the woods. Perhaps they were tired of being soaked in the thick underbrush, too. But they were out of the woods, in the field, munching away and likely drier than in the woods itself.
I am ready for a little more pleasant weather, that’s for sure. I have a new chicken run that I haven’t had a free or rain-free day to put together for several weeks. Fortunately, the girls don’t fully need this new run at the moment, but I’d like to get it constructed and ready for them. And I wouldn’t mind putting the rain jacket away for a few weeks, either.