A Real Soaker

We got another inch of rain last night, and this one may be the proverbial "drought breaker". It was just a slow, steady drizzle for nearly 6 hours, with temperatures dropping all the while. The forecast high today is 84°F, but it's only seventy now and deeply overcast, and I doubt that we hit anywhere close to eighty. Which is a Good Thing™.

It'll be interesting to see what the drought monitor shows for this - Boone County already seems to have moved back from "exceptional" to merely "extreme".

The pasture is really greening up - almost feels like May, which is appropriate, I suppose, since May felt more like August. Sheep are really chowing down on the revived grass, and that makes me feel better for the winter. If we can keep them on pasture until Thanksgiving we'll be fine with the hay we've got laid in already.

In short, the last week has really boosted my optimism level. Here's hoping that attitude bears out.

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