I do believe that yesterday was the most beautiful day of the year. I woke up to cloudy skies and a slow soaking rain. It rained almost all day, never really heavy, just that steady soaking slow rain. It had been so long since we had a day like that, it was beautiful! It has been so dry. All of the ponds around here are as low as I’ve ever seen them. That’s why we didn’t have any ducks last year, we had no water. Anyone who was lucky enough to have a little water had some birds, we had none. The past two summers have been dry, the only saving grace we’ve had have been wet winters. This winter we have had almost no rain, it was wonderful to see the rain yesterday, a real blessing from God.
Once again this spring we will try to plant some food and cover in the pond for the upcoming duck season. We had a little rice in the pond last year, but without water it did us no good. Maybe this spring won’t be so dry, we really need to get some more days like yesterday over the next month. We need water in the dirt before the sap starts rising. When the sap starts rising the trees will soak up all the water that falls. Maybe we will get some rain this summer. With so little water in the soil now, we will need to get ample water for the farmers to make crops, and the water to come up in the ponds. Then maybe with a wet fall we will have water in the ponds next year. Then, maybe, just maybe, you will finally get to know what the Briary River Way is all about!
Yesterday was a beautiful day.