Life on a family dairy farm
in the wilds of
Upstate New York
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
From Dust to Downpour
What a night! It started raining again just as the boss finished rolling up some hay to bale yesterday afternoon. Guess that is a loss, but we needed the rain.
Then when evening rolled around the thunderstorms rolled in. I don't think I have ever seen anything like it. Lightning flashed from every direction, continuously all night. Thunder rumbled and roared and snapped and cracked...and never stopped. If you closed your eyes you could still see it plainly....even facing away from the windows.
It was crazy. It was as if the house was sitting in the center of a giant Faraday cage with the show going on all around it.
I didn't stay up and watch, but you couldn't miss it. The power was on and off half a dozen times. Hoping the fencers aren't all fried this morning.
The kid was expecting to be laid off for at least a week and we were planning various pastimes. However, he was called right back and had to get up at two to head to the big city. We'll miss him, but he has to make a living I guess.
Anyhow, the world is like a big, dingy-grey, soggy, cotton ball right now, with muggy the key word in the morning forecast. Ah, well, maybe the sorghum will sprout now. And the poor cows really needed a bath; they were all dingy too.