We always say that, on the farm, it is ‘easier to put water on than to take it off’. However, drastic drought and drastic rain both have their drawbacks. While our wells are deep and we are not having trouble keeping the water flowing, the animals definitely do not have the lush grasses that the NJ summers, hot as they may be, tend to produce. And our growing partners, producing the grains for our poultry and hog feeds, are struggling mightily.
Well it looks like we may get of the wet stuff this week.
In the meantime, the animals make do with the grasses they do have.
And seek out the shade and the water where they can.
The chickens like to gather under the chicken wagon and strut out occasionally.
And the turkeys have a sweet setup in the trees by the barn. They are growing so fast!
We hope that you are having a great summer and getting in the shade and in the water as much as you can. Roll on, September, and bring the rains with you!