I couldn't be happier to report that after one of the worst weather years on record, the farm is finally alive again!
The grass is growing, the lake is full (after being completely dried up on our end) and new calves are popping out left and right.
The grass had gotten so tall in the yard of the farmhouse that we opened the gate and let in some of the cows to "eat it down" a bit before The Chief mowed it.
A great time was enjoyed by all.
The lake looks great and the birds are flocking back (get it? flocking?). Anyhoo. It's so nice to see the pelicans visiting again.
This egret was trying to get the best view of the lake. As you can see, we did lose some very old, beautiful trees to the drought. So sad.
Buzzards are always attracted to dead trees. Very apropos, don't you think?
The overall consensus, though, is that green is good.
Dead and dry are out.
It even almost makes the evil Mesquite trees look kind of pretty. At least until The Chief gets after them with a chain saw and some poison.
Soon, I'll bring you a photo line-up of all our new little calves.
But it may take me a while to find them all.
Have a great Spring day!