Rain, Rain, Go Away

Per Cliff Mass our precipitation recently has been above normal.  We are in the dark green area of Skagit County which is 0.5 to 1 inch above average.

When I look at our records per Grampa Stone’s rain gauge, we are 3.1 inches above our average for the month of April so far over the last 5 years and 0.3 over our prior worst April in 2013.  Using the dates to match the map above, we are 1.7″ above our average and 0.2 over our worst of last year.  So the reality matches our moods, it is nasty out.

rain gauge

But some critters seem to like it.  Our geese love it, of course.  But apparently the local eagles like it as well.  This morning there were 6 eagles at Lake Brad, what we sarcastically call the hay field across the road from us this time of year.  One flew away before Tom could get this photo.

Eagles in Lake Brad

In other news, Indy and Maddie Moo are doing great.  Indy no longer wants to hang out in the barn and certainly does not want petted!  Maddie is having normal poops.

Indy and Maddie in pasture

So they were reintroduced to the cow herd this morning.  The angle does not show it, but I was surprised how much bigger Bug is than Maddie.

cows together

The chicks are safe in their old rabbit hutch,

chicks in rabbit hutch

Gruesomely we left the dead chick bodies out in the old pen to make sure there were no more weasels hanging around.  No sign anywhere.  So we will start putting hardware cloth up above the walls and adding more cement near the door.  Here are some of the survivors of the attack.

chicks

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4 Responses to Rain, Rain, Go Away

  1. Jeanne says:

    Aww, I love that first photo of little Maddie Moo!! It’s just adorable! I’m so glad she and Indy are both doing better! And that there haven’t been anymore problems! That’s a really great photo Tom got of the bald eagles, too! They are way too cool!! – One time, when we were still living in Idaho, our younger daughter and I saw about six of them sitting in a huge tree along the freeway! It was so exciting, I pulled over, and backed along the shoulder, so we could watch them!!

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    • Donna says:

      Maddie is so cute and wants to be friendly. I am sure that will change like with her mother. We see eagles most every day here. They are majestic but they also kill our animals.

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  2. Michelle says:

    Glad some things are improving!

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