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.
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.
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.
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.
The chicks are safe in their old 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.