Wednesday, April 8
This morning I stepped out onto our entrance deck, glanced northward, and was surprised to see—SNOW on Signal Peak, which is only a bit over 4,100 feet (1,250m)* high. Goodness! It’s early April, supposedly springtime, and right up there was a whole bunch of snow.
Yesterday we got 0.59” (15mm) of welcome rain. It was kind of nippy, too. The storm came from the north and brought cold air with it. The most welcome part of this particular rainstorm is that it pushed our season total to double digits! From July first we have now received 10.58” (27cm) of precious precipitation.
We lucked out this year; the rains started in September so the grass got an early start. We fed very little hay to our herd of nearly 40 horses as a result, so the barn still holds a nice mess of hay for next year.
*So how come the metric conversions? Some of my favorite readers live in Australia, and I’m just making it easier for them to get the message. After all, they’re family.