Friday, May 20, 2011
A Rainy Day
The fields are saturated and too wet for planting right now. This was supposed to be a "corn" year, but it's looking like it's going to be a "soya" year instead. We can't even take the tractor out and get the grounds mowed because we'd leave deep trenches in our clay soil. With all this rain, the grass has been growing, and with it the dandelions, the plantain, and my nemesis, the burdock, have all grown by leaps and bounds. I've been trying to eradicate the burdock for about 9 years now, and I finally think I am on the home stretch. If all else fails, well, there's always napalm to try...
Popina didn't really win the gene-pool lottery when she was born here, given the fact she has long hair. She's been coming home with burrs in her fur for weeks now, and it's a pain to keep her brushed and burr-free. She's a bit of a high-maintenance diva, yet manages to be a tomboy through and through. She has an incredible prey drive, and it would have been impossible to keep her in the house as I had hoped to do. She also thinks nothing of getting wet:
With the rain, we've had a lot of interesting storms roll through. Here are some stratocumulus clouds that were part of a squall line: