Most people have heard the phrase, "This too shall pass." Well, during the rainy seasons here on the farm, I have updated the phrase by substituting "dry up" for "pass". When we first moved to the farm, we were in a dry season. Shortly there after, the El Nino drought-busting monsoons started! If I have learned to notice and identify anything while living in the country, it's the weather patterns. While living in the concrete jungle of the cities and urban areas where it rains, drains and dries quickly within a few days, weather patterns had passed unnoticed in my field of vision. Well, a few days of rain in the country can linger for weeks until the sun and wind once again return for a few consecutive days to dry the Earth. Many times, the rain returns the very next day after the drying of low areas which hold water. This means you are not always able to get caught up with the mowing before the next rainfall. Average truly means AVERAGE where you take the dry (drought) days and average them with the wet (flood) days. It seems there are actually only a few short periods of time which fall within the "average moisture" range. One learns patients with the spring rains, and to adjust their outdoor chore and 'mowing schedule' accordingly. Knowing that "this too shall dry up", I can once again enjoy the beauties of rain. One such beauty brought about by all the water on the farm, not always present in the urban jungle, is the sound of frogs . I'd like to share the sounds of croaking frogs (and wind) with you today. Checkout the file link below. At times this spring, they have been so loud I could hear them while working in my office building. Enjoy, and blessings for your day!
A Mattingly - Owner and operator of Our Little Barnyard. Can't believe it's been over twenty years since I started living the farm dream! What an amazing and challenging journey it has been!
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