Monday, May 30, 2011

An Ode to May...

It's hard to believe that this is the end of May.

Where has the time gone?

I have worn shorts only once so far this year...

It has rained what seems all but two or three days this month.

I don't remember the last time there was no mud in the yard.

The rain has provided green pastures, but without the warmth, the grass isn't growing as well as it could.

The rain has been hard on the cows and calves, they continue to look for dry spots in the pasture and have mud caked on their heads.

The rain has been hard on the chickens in the pasture. It's no fun to run around in wet grass ALL the time. I kept telling them while they were in the brooders that they would enjoy it when they were old enough to go out to pasture and run in the warm sunshine and eat the tender shoots of grass. They think I have mislead them and prefer to spend the majority of the cold, wet days in their shelter out in the pasture.

The rain has been hard on the Country Chicken Girl and Dan the Man. It's no fun doing chores twice a day in the rain and mud. The rain only makes the chores harder to do, takes more time and makes the Country Chicken Girl cranky. Dan the Man is still wearing his turtlenecks and long johns.

The rain is hard on the cats who now have a severe case of cabin fever. Although, they do go outside and come back in, tracking the house full of mud. Dirty paw prints are everywhere. The Country Chicken Girl wishes the cats would learn how to wipe their feet.

Goodbye May.

Dear June, I would like to pre-order some sunshine and nice weather for when you come. That is all. Thank you.

Country Chicken Girl

PS Below are some random shots of May on the Open A Bar 2 Ranch, the home of the Country Chicken Girl and Dan the Man. You can click on the photo for a full screen view of it if you want.

Angel and her little heifer nursing.

Cupcake, she is always convinced that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence!
She has this maneuver down to a science so she does not get a shock from the electric fence.
Who knew a cow could be so nibble?

Dan the Man checking on his cows, still wearing his winter gear.

Chickens out on pasture.

Cat tracks in the mud.

Country Chicken Girl tracks in the mud.

Driveway... full of mud.


  1. Maybe the Ailles family will enjoy these pics! After all they all seem to have their web feet by now up there in good old Western Washington!

  2. Ugh! Mud!!

    Poor cows. Poor chickies. Poor kitties. And most of all, poor CCG!