Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Encore il pleut...

...la plus la meme chose. Yes, we have that deja view from the barn. Still raining. We can't go out. The tiny creek below the farm has turned into a lake. The farmer is making the pregnant ladies do laps around the tack room, they have been sitting around so long with no exercise.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Not to worry...

...That strange yellow ball has disappeared from the sky. It is raining again, but the weather reports say we will only get an inch or so of rain today. So it's pretty nice.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

How Odd...

Something very strange and peculiar has happened. The rain has stopped falling from the sky. The sky is not completely gray any more. And there is this yellow ball, a big bright round thing, high up there. Weird, weird, weird. I'm sure the farmer will tell us what's going on...

Friday, January 13, 2006

Top Ten Reasons Why Today is a Really Nice Day in the Northwest

10. Right this minute at the farm, it is only raining steadily, rather than pouring

9. Around 9 a.m., we saw a tiny crack of sky that was off-gray instead of completely solid gray. I know, we should have taken a picture, but it passed so quickly there wasn't time

8. We haven't broken the all-time rainy day record yet - heck no, we are only on day 25 in a row

7. The trench the farmer dug yesterday is still carrying some of the rainwater away, so the mud in the barnyard hasn't swallowed any baby goats or sucked anyone's boots off (yet) today

6. The grass will be so green this spring!

5. The horses have left their run-in and are actually grazing. Woops, they went back in. Oh well.

4. The quacking of all the ducks who decided not to go south (why bother, there is a new lake right here) is so soothing.

3. Whatever happens, Mike Brown isn't head of FEMA any more

2. We are still getting room service from the farmer

and the Number One reason why it's a really nice day here in the Puget Sound region:

1. We aren't all standing on the barn roof, waiting for a helicopter!

Monday, January 09, 2006

le deluge at the barnyard

Holy Brother Noah, here comes the rain again. Rain followed by rain, followed by rain, followed by rain, followed by rain. Mudslides all around the Puget Sound, and mud up to our ankles here in the barnyard.

Even the bucks have gone into their shed. When the bucks won't come out to the fenceline to try to meet girls, you know it's raining.

We don't have an ark, but there is a kayak upstairs in the barn. So if worst comes to worst, the farmer and I will paddle on down the road. Too bad, there are only two seats in the kayak. Precious Winnie will have to swim for it.

Monday, January 02, 2006

My due date

Well, guess what, everybody. Last year my due date was Valentine's Day, and this year it will be Memorial Day. My babies are scheduled to arrive at the very end of May. Blue Marvel (aka Marv) is going to the baby's father. You can read more about him here. So now we can start the kidding countdown...