January 2012 | Just a few spots of rain

Today we managed to get a few spots of rain, just enough to wet the horses, but not enough to wet the ground unfortunately.  The clouds around us looked so promising, but the rain just slid right on past us.  These photos show how brown and dry everything is at this time of year, but at least we still have plenty of pasture which should last through most of summer.  While it would be nice to have some rain to wash everything and cool it down, a heavy rainfall would strip the nutrients out of the remaining pasture, so while a downpour would be nice, the negatives would outweigh the benefits at this time of year.

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