Monday, May 23, 2011

Plenty of rain

I came home to a very wet prairie and the rain has kept up over the last few days. In a lull on Friday and Saturday I did manage to mow the hayfield that my front so-called yard had become in my absence. But we are still forecast for rain almost every day until the end of the week. The wetland to the east is as full as I have ever seen it.

Ranchers are happy about the moisture, and the good grass that is all around us now. If the season emulates the last couple of years, the rains will taper off into June and by mid-July we will back in a dry season.

Meanwhile, the High Plains may not have "forty shades of green," but at least a dozen or so.

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