Sunday, May 24, 2015
Last post I was worried we would not have enough moisture to really bring the grass up. Now we are considering building an ark. We have had rain almost every day for the past two weeks. The ground is now saturated and flood warnings are out for this afternoon. And it's still raining. And the grass is knee deep to a tall cowboy - which is great!
Spring in Wyoming is not typical this year at all. Usually we have snow in March and April. This year nothing. It was so dry. And the grass was not coming up well even though the temperatures were quite warm.
Then in May it became cold. We have not had a 70 degree day yet here North of Nowhere and it's almost JUNE! And the rain started and has continued. Also not typical.
Livestock is miserable. They have shed a lot and now they are wet and stay wet. We had horses in the corral to feed them so they did not get so fat on the new grass but it was so muddy, we turned them out. I felt sorry for them standing in all the mud in the corral.
The Bull has not been so fortunate. He has to stay in until it's breeding season. And the butcher steer is in with him and we are waiting for nice weather to get him in the freezer.
I wonder if this is what global warming will look like? I suspect we will alternating between very rainy cool years like this year, and very dry severe droughts (not looking forward to those at all!)
Just some thoughts from Muddy Wyoming!