Monday, June 4, 2012

June Showers

I always smile a bit when I hear the rhyme: April showers bring May Flowers.  In central New York, April showers are more likely to be April snows.  On the other hand, we can ususally expect pleasant rains throughout the month of June.  Soft steady rains have been the rule and all the trees are drinking it in. 

There is something soothing about listening to the rain in the meadow.  We mowed the pastures this last week to encourage more growth.  Have you heard the expression 'Make hay while the sun shines'?  This comes from the advice to cut the hay and let it dry a bit before baling.  Dry hay is less likely to develop mold or have issues than wet. 

Although chickens are not known for loving water, everyone appreciates a cool salad from time-to-time.  Despite the rain, the chickens all came tumbling out of the hen house this morning.  anxious for fresh green snacks.

Americaunas are a very nice breed.  they are calm, friendly and don't squabble too much between themselves.  They have lots of room and plenty of good things to scratch.

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