It is true that the weather is changing world wide. Much of the USA is too hot and burning up and even parts of Canada are unseasonably warm, like the west coast for example. But here , in north eastern Alberta, we have had quite a wet summer. I am not complaining mind you. The farm is a large sand hill and the water does not stick around long. The ducks were enjoying the rain immensely today and were swimming in one particularly large puddle. It is a wonder how they find the puddles when in this case, it was located at the farthest edge of their reach. Today we had three storms with a little intermittent sun. Two of the storms were thunder with intense lightning and buckets of rain, and the third, the last, also a thunder storm, did not produce the hail, but the rain was coming down in buckets. The forecast for the day was sunny all day, go figure. My plan was to continue building the fence and possibly work on the gates, however; the only real work that got accomplished were the chores in between the rain. The lakes, which had dried up terribly are now up to two feet higher in this region. This is wonderful since it was almost a drought for over twenty five years here. The trend continued last winter, which is not nearly so much fun, because the precipitation is in the form of snow, endless snow. Anyhow, it sure did rain today and the last storm is still rumbling in the distance while the rain falls, though not so hard as it did twenty minutes ago. I wish I had a garden this year!
Fluffy writes daily about the experiences on the farm and with the bed and breakfast patrons.