Friday, August 28, 2009

Did I Mention It Was Raining?

Wet and Cool

Nice temperatures, but raining. First in the morning, then a break, and then early afternoon and forever after.

Since I needed to take the truck to the motor vehicle inspection station before the end of the month, today was the day. Yes, I had put it off, mostly because it was so hot. Waiting in line in a hot truck would have been miserable. True, I might have left the engine running and the air conditioning on, but that is a big waste of fuel and could overhead the engine enough to perhaps make it fail the inspection.

Today was perfect for it. And it did stop raining. The truck passed with flying colors. However, it is a 2003 with just over 6,000 miles on it--I use it to pull the horse trailer and pick up my grain. Essentially, it's almost brand new.

Got home and the rain started up again.

But there was a nice breeze off and on, so the Boys seemed to be quite happy out in the pasture. I'm sure they got a bit wet, though. Still the bugs were hiding from the weather and that let the Boys enjoy some of the grass for a change. With all the rain, there is a fair amount of decent grazing out there....not great, but decent. It was nice to see the horses out there during the day for a change.

Not much else happening. With a tropical storm moving up off the coastline, the weather doesn't look good for the rest of the weekend. Once again, plans to get the Boys in shape will be on hold.

Ah, well. That's nature for you.


  1. We'll come by and pick you up in our ark - we've had at least 3.5 inches of rain in the past two days. There were glimpses of sun this afternoon, and it's finally stopped raining, so maybe there's some hope (for us - but it's heading your way along with the tropical storm).

  2. I've started gathering animals, two by two!

    On the bright side, dear old NJ usually has some good weather for us in the Fall. I think I may join you in being a Spring/Fall rider.

    I forgot to buy my Lotto ticket, so that climate controlled indoor is still just a pipe dream.........

  3. rain pain... but now you're retired you can enjoy the better autumn weather during the day, yay!

  4. I think that it's best to have grazing as entertainment but hay as your main source of forage. I have read an overwhelming amount of literature on grass and there are a lot of things to worry about with the fructans. As much a problem as the rain is, it's better than drought.