I went out to feed the horses on Tuesday morning in a green world. Spring is here! Overnight the ground changed from turning-green to bright spring green.
I heard an unusual noise to the south, and listened as I put feed in the feeders. I had a suspicion as to what it was, but had never heard it here before. After the horses finished eating and I let them loose again, I realized that two of them were also listening, with ears forward and faces pointed to the noise.
Curiousity got the best of me and I had to go look. I walked out to the hayfield and over to the ravine edge. And yes, I was right: it was rushing water! There was a river running through the ravine!
Of course I know that ravines are formed by running water, but this is the first time in seven and a half years that I have heard that sound of rushing water. I thought of movies where the hero can hear a waterfall in the distance. The humidity, the wet grass, the water dripping from the trees, and the sound of the water in the ravine reminded me of a rainforest.
We've had so much rain in the past two days that I can literally watch the grass grow.
We're supposed to get more rain today and tomorrow. I pray that we'll continue to receive the rain we need for a good year, with enough grass and hay to sustain the goats and horses, the fruit trees and the garden. We're off to a good start.