Rain and cold, cold and rain. Cliff Mass, a local widely respected local professor who teaches meteorology at the University of Washington has made it official.
2011 is the worst year on record, with the fewest days over 55f. Ever.
I've been waiting and waiting for my grass to start to grow in earnest. I have plants that I'd like to plant. I have used up nearly all of my carefully gathered hay from last year. I put away extra hay so that I'd have some left for the summer -- bedding pigs and such -- but I'm consuming it now, still on hay with the majority of my ruminants, waiting for the fields to dry and the grass to grow.
So to those folks who have given me grief about mud and wet -- look, this is part of the deal of farming. It's weather-dependent, and it actually makes me feel better that this is the worst year ever.
Which means that it can only go up from here!
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