15 hours of heavy rain.
And 6 hours of thunder, lightning, downpours, electrical outages and no Internet.
But its all for those "May flowers" that everyone keeps talking about and wishing for.
What does spring look like in Vermont, everyone wants to know.
Here is what it looks like this morning:
Wet cows, deep puddles, soggy manure and one very smart calf who knows how to get out of the downpour!
Now that "most' of the snow has melted, it reveals the nastiness of the winter we left behind and somehow survived:
This hoop barn will be taken down, dismantled and hopefully recycled into something else we can use. It hurts to look at it.
The rain has also totally uncovered the remains of the barn fire as well.
The smell of melted iron, plastic and burned wood is as pungent today as it was in December. Still no tractor.
Yesterday, before it started to rain, I took a few photos of that darling calf of ours. He is growing every day. Mom has lots of milk. Simmentals are used as dairy animals in some European countries and there is a special cheese that is ONLY made with Simmental milk in Switzerland. Can't think of the name of it, can you?
Simmental milk is exclusively used for Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée cheese.
(Thank you for that info!)