State of the Farm

On the dry side. Funny funny year, with flooding rains interspersed with rather long dry spells. September and October have passed as below normal rainfall. November may hit its norm but too early to tell. We have had one nice rain, not nearly enough to recharge the ponds with drinking water for the creatures or begin the germination of our winter pasture. But our tall summer grasses are still bountiful so we are getting a prolonged graze from them while we await growth of the transition to winter. No panic situation yet. Actually, panic is too strong a word to use at all. We are accustomed to taking what Mother Nature gives and dealing with it after 27 years of living with her.