After a few weeks of nonstop rain, we had a few weeks of nonstop dry. The small creek on my farm starting running low. Last night, we moved the horses and donkeys down off the pasture into the back barn yard and ran a bucket of water to the sheep in their field. (The goats don’t have a creek in their field, so they have a bucket of water all the time anyway.)
Patriot and Zip hiding out from the sun earlier today in the outdoor access stall:
I could run a bucket to the upper pasture, also, and will probably do that for longer term droughts, but I knew it was supposed to rain this week, so I just brought them down for the day. They can go back up in the morning. It’s raining now!
The cows have two creeks joining in their field, so they are better off for water where they are. It would have to be dryer longer before I’d have to bring them to the barn.
I want to start loading in this winter’s hay this weekend and my hay guy hasn’t finished baling, so if it doesn’t dry up soon, my Saturday hay day will be shot. (And I have all the teenagers lined up already and everything!)
But the flowers I planted this weekend will be happy and the creeks will fill again!