May 24, 2013

Friday Follow-Up

This week:

Cracker found this garter snake in the deep clover in the horses' pasture. He barked and barked, and I wondered if he'd found a turtle or an armadillo; actually I was hoping it was one or the other and not a snake. I hiked out to see what he was making such a fuss over, and found this small, colorful critter.



Monday evening at sunset our sky looked eerily green and still. This was the day of the massive EF-5 tornado in Moore.


The clouds in the sky looked ominous. Fortunately we only had rain and thunder and lightning. My heart goes out to those who were affected by the tornadoes in Moore, Shawnee, and other towns. They are in my prayers.

 

It rained for 15 hours on Tuesday, dropping somewhere between four and five inches on us. Our pond is nearly full for the first time in two or three years. Hallelujah! Water was running swiftly off the hillside, the mud was deep and slippery, and I had to jump over a pool of standing water to get in to the goats' pen to feed them. Juliet, the LGD, tried to jump the pool too but landed kersplash right in the middle of it.

I found the lost t-post driver, or rather, the goats found it. Hubby left it next to a stack of wooden fenceposts in the area that is now the new goat pen. When they ate the grass down, the driver was visible. Of course, we'd bought a new one by that time, a bright orange one that hopefully we won't lose as easily. We should paint the old grey (and now rusty) one bright orange too.
 
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