Hay! Well … Things to be thankful for in a drought.

I am finding myself increasingly cranky about the lack of rain and heat. Particularly the lack of rain. After all, it is the end of July … so it should be hot. But, some of this heat and humidity should work into a thunderstorm.

My income is not dependent upon the weather. However, I think once you grow up on a farm, you probably always have great respect for the weather. Now, with my job at the electric cooperative, I am still closely tied to the weather. I track the daily highs and lows on my calendar, so I have quick reference when members are concerned about their high bills.  {I have yet to take a phone call from a member in the non-extreme-temperature months asking why their bill is so much lower than the previous month’s bill. 😉 }  Thunderstorms and ice storms mean a lot of phone calls to the office, plus I tend to worry about the linemen heading out in that nasty weather to do the necessary repairs.

Anyway, as I continue to water my brown flower stems, I am thankful for our well. It has not been this dry in the (almost) five years I have lived on these five acres. We have watered the animals, washed the animals, watered the flowers and taken care of the family’s-needs SO FAR with our well water! It is a blessing.

As I look at the dry lots for Abigail (heifer) and Happy (donkey), I am grateful for hay. It will be in short-supply and high-demand this year, I fear.

A gloomy, gray, rainy day … I will be sure be thankful for that, too.

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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2 Responses to Hay! Well … Things to be thankful for in a drought.

  1. Janie Fox says:

    Rain will be a welcome sight for sure! I am going to blog about the drought too. I have been in a blogger drought though. Can’t stay motivated. Love the animals names!

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