Monday, May 8, 2017

After the Rain

If you follow us on social media, you know that central Indiana has basically been through a monsoon. It rained for 9 days in a row. Mostly all day rains, with some heavy storms.

I was going crazy. My yard was soaked, with grass and weeds growing lush. Too soft with too much mud for me to cut. The dogs were going crazy. Too much mud to let them out in the big yard, too much rain for walks.

This weekend, we got a break.

It was 60 degrees and sunny both days. Mud be damned, I let the dogs out into the big yard.

After spending Saturday completing some much needed barn chores, I took Faolan for a nice long walk on our property Sunday.

I let him lead the way, and he led me to the creek immediately.

After all the rain, it was too deep for me to cross in my Bogs, and too cold to cross otherwise. But he had no problem going in.

After the rain, the water is brown and fast. There was still mud everywhere. But everything is green and lush, with wildflowers and beautiful weeds everywhere.

The sunshine was much needed, long overdue. The rain was cleansing, but the sun was freeing.

I could have spent Sunday doing some needed chores - cutting a ton of grass, weeding, weed eating. Instead I choose to spend my beautiful day off with my beautiful dogs.

I have no regrets. The grass could wait.


  1. From sunless, grey-skied, rainy central Ohio. I feel your pain.

  2. I'm with you on truly enjoying a day off here and there instead of filling it with chores. How cool that you have such a big property you can go for actual walks on. And a creek!

  3. Good for you! I'm so glad you finally got some sunshine, and hope that means it will eventually make it our way too!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  4. Oh yes! Ma says that often...chores can wait..'I' can't! BOL!!! I'm so sorry abouts all the rain, believe me, we knows what that is like! Good news is, it WILL dry out ~ I knows it doesn't seem like it now, butts our yardie is just NOW dry after all the rain a couple of months ago! And, we are out of our historic drought, so there is a bright side! Though, we don't have a FABulous creek to sniff and explore...oh man, I bets those smells are heavenly!!
    Ruby ♥

  5. And I thought the three days of rain we had was bad! Chores can always wait when it comes to the dogs and cats. Glad you were able to get out with Foalan and enjoy the sunshine. :)


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