An increase in the toad population leads me to believe our total rainfall has been greater than average this summer. There are other signs around the farm, too. The rain barrels are always full...and we do use them for routine watering. Today, I found these growing around the barn:
No, they are not loaves of bread, or popovers! They are mushrooms. No wonder there are so many toads around here.....they have plenty of toadstools!!!!