I just might be suffering from cabin fever.
I've cleaned and reorganized,
canned and baked.
Now what I need is a sunny day so I can get back outside
and take care of the garden and trim horses' hooves.
It must be cabin fever, because I am feeling an overwhelming desire to pull weeds!
Yesterday the rain gauge overflowed,
which means we have had 7 or 8 inches of rain in the past 5 days.
Late yesterday afternoon, the rain slowed down to just a drizzle,
so Hubbs and I took the pups for a walk.
They reminded me of the kids when they were young...
splashing in the puddles after a storm.
We've had to keep the horses out of the pasture for the past few days.
Luckily, our dry lots are large enough that they can still run around
if they choose to.
They give us that wistful look over the fence, however,
as though we were torturing them.
But, this is what the front pasture looks like right now...
(Can you tell that Oakley is part Lab?)
Amazingly, the water is bubbling up through the ground.
It seems that underground springs are filled to capacity,
with no where for the water to go but up.
The run off from higher ground is like a small river
along the side of the road...
feeding our pond.
(I can hardly believe that only a week ago, two ducks sat on nests in this gully.)
The pond has crested and is flowing swiftly over its banks.
Between showers everyone ventures out for a little fresh air.
Everyone, but the goats, that is....
they haven't ventured out in days!
The Marans have a blast feasting on worms that have left the soggy soil.
Henriette looks a little bedraggled!
Right behind Henriette and Fifi,
through the barn doors,
little Leo is toasty warm and dry in the hayloft.
He's even started to gain a little weight.
Thank goodness we found him before all theses rains came.
He'd be cold and wet and hungry out there all by himself!
Sadly (for us), yesterday was moving day for Tyler.
Tyler is our grandson, who came to live on the farm 15 months ago
when he was born.
He and his Mommy lived in our guest house until yesterday.
Now it is time for a new chapter in their lives.
They will be living in the city, close to Tyler's Daddy.
A new job, a new apartment....
a different life than here on the farm.
But don't worry, he will still visit us each week.
Tyler's adventures on the farm have only just begun!
Boy, it's going to be quiet around here, though!