For more information on our farm and to order our products, please visit our website at www.yonderwayfarm.com or click on the link to take you there.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Rain, Rain, and More Rain
I know as farmers you are never suppose to complain about the rain so heaven forbid, I won't. In fact I love the rain. It is essential to life and without it, nothing could live. (Like Jesus)
However, I think one thing could be tweeked just a bit. That thing would be that it should rain only in the evenings or at night. This only makes sense. At night, you are already in your house, spending time relaxing and with the family. There is no need to see rain because you can hear it and know when it is happening. Plus, especially in the hotter months, the rain would be able to be absorbed by the ground faster because less evaporation would take place. Usually in summer, it gets hotter after the rain in the day time because the humidity jumps from 100% to 250,000%. By having the rain be moved to nights, this would allow for more productive days and things could actually get done.
My wife would tell you that the main reason God makes it rain during the day is so that farmers will take a day off and just do nothing in the house. Maybe she is right.
It has been a good steady, almost misty rain for the last 3 days and that has really slowed things down. Plus it has been cold. Not cold in up north terms but cold for me. So with all this, the chickens are less active, the pigs sleep all bundled up, the cows look at me and make me feel all mean cause they are miserable looking, and my goats just want to eat. But after today, it is suppose to be stop raining for a bit.
I have about 1/2 day left on the fencing of the new pig pen and then I have to put the water lines in. I am hoping that by Thursday I can move the pigs and let them fully enjoy what nature has to offer them. Updates on that will be soon.