This is the first time we have experienced drought like this in our farming years. We have always felt so bad for farmers in Texas and Australia (and other places) when we hear about drought in other places. Livestock needs to be fed and drought often forces farmers and ranchers to sell much of their stock because there is no way to feed the animals. It must be heart wrenching. We are hoping we do not have to sell too many animals but only time will tell.
Yesterday we had a very good rain. It thundered in the morning and then it poured and poured. I put a little video up on my IG account here of the rain. By the end of the day, the sun had come out. My garden - which is heavily mulched with cardboard and a very thick layer of mulch hay, perked up immediately. I think the sunflowers grew 6" in a day. This morning the fields outside our house looked a little greener. The lambs are growing very slowly this year because the grass is slim.
Today and tomorrow are incredibly humid and way up in the 90's. I worked in the garden some until I thought I would pass out. The rest of the day was spent in the basement sewing a duvet cover for my upcoming book. Here are the colors of Kona Cotton I have chosen. It is turning out pretty. I am going to design the backing fabric and have it printed by Spoonflower.
Beau and Sadie had their fur trimmed. They were so miserable with the heat. They look like Labs now, don't they? They just turned one year old. Boy, I hope they calm down soon because they are destructo-matics. You can see the stuffing from their dog beds in front of them on the stone. Not much is safe from them. They took up gardening last week and let's just say, they aren't very good at it.
Pop back in tomorrow. I have something new to show you.