Rain, rain, rain . . .

All to the good — the cisterns are full, the grass is still growing, and where the cows have trampled waste forage the soil bugs are having a population boom, turning cellulose into humus.   We are putting heat stickers on three heifers and three cows, hoping to catch them for breeding in the next two weeks.  Earlier is better when in comes to the spring-calving cows, and April is none to early —

The hogs are growing fast with all the excess food available; we may have to hang them split when we butcher this fall, not to pull the rafters down in Barry’s barn.