I’m feeling cranky and a bit moldy. A record 13.6 inches of rain has fallen in the past two weeks and more is expected tonight. That translates of 91 billion gallons of water dropped on our muddy country farm and surrounding area.
I’m not one to usually complain about the rain as there is nothing nicer than a good rainy day to stay inside, read a book and cook a bit. But enough is enough. I’ve got asparagus to plant, strawberries to get in the ground, grass seed to spread, potholes to fill and fish to feed.
Yes, I said fish to feed. On Saturday, in the midst of a downpour, we slid 500 bluegill, 125 bass, 50 catfish, 5 pounds of fathead minnows, and 50 bull frog tadpoles into our lake. Only after we bought them from the fish truck up at Metzger’s Country Store did we find out we had to feed our fish – as there is nothing yet in the lake for them to dine upon. So, everyday at dinnertime, we pull on our Glempler mud boots and slosh down to the dock with a Tupperware bowl full of fish food from the 50 lb. bag we purchased for our dear little fish.
Needless to say, we are looking forward to sunny afternoons of fishing from the banks of our lake. Here’s to sunshine!
|Ed on his way down to the dock with bags of fish. Fortunately, they like to be wet.|