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Tuesday, July 03 2018
A Spit of Rain

The pastures are parched and cry out for rain.  I am in the field with the sheep when the skies darken and a slow rolling thunder growls across the sky like an angry bear. The sheep gather closer but otherwise ignore the growing storm.  Thunder nears and the heavens spit forth much needed rain.

Not everyone welcomes the rain. Dairy goats opt out and run to the barn.

The sheep are unconcerned.

Puzzled, the dog watches the goats go.

But the sheep still graze.

It finally comes down hard enough for the sheep to mosey in. The dog waits behind the smallest lambs.

They dart and play in the shower, but finally follow like sullen kindergarteners pulled off the playground. It takes us longer to walk to the barn than the rain lasts, but any moisture on pastures is a welcome sight. A nod from the gods. A spit from the heavens. And for that we are thankful.

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Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 09:12 am   |  Permalink   |  4 Comments  |  Email
there's nothing like receiving some much needed rain. It is soul renewing. Thanks for sharing...
Posted by donna black on 07/03/2018 - 11:55 AM
I envy you the rain. We are dealing with smoke in town and fires all around.. the worst being over near Fort Garland. Hope both you and I get what is needed.
Posted by Susan on 07/03/2018 - 12:02 PM
Wish we could send some of Michigan's rain. Love the pix and the post, as always.
Posted by Elizabeth on 07/04/2018 - 07:21 PM
All stay safe from fires We are gearing up for a bad summer here. The winter has been so mild and warm by standards in my youth. Plenty of under growth in the bush park areas up the road. The new [elderly] Maremma is shedding by the dog load and it is only mid winter.
Posted by Liz [Vic Auat] on 07/29/2018 - 01:16 AM

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