We’ve had a very dry winter which makes feeding out and doing off-season maintenance easier.
But we needed soil moisture for spring growth and were beginning to wonder if we’d have to start irrigating early.
Then we got yesterday’s forecast for heavy rain and started worrying we’d get too much at once.
However, nature was in a kind mood and delivered 40mls of rain from yesterday afternoon until this morning and did it gently enough to allow it to soak in.
It’s still showery which isn’t ideal for calving which is now under way – the milk tanker did its first pick up on Friday.
But better some gentle rain now than drought going into spring.