The dry summer lasted longer than most were hoping, but we've finally had some rain. 2.5 inches in three days by the precisely accurate, super expensive rain gauge here on the farm. (A plastic tube attached to a t post.)
The pigs were getting a bit unhappy about dry 100 degree days, and are now in hog heaven. There are green shoots coming out everywhere (yum), it's not sweltering hot (ahhh), and with just a few minutes of light digging...MUD! MUD MUD MUD MUD MUD! (Happy pigs.)
It's back to the standard pig farmer's uniform: Muddy overalls (the pigs are very friendly and like to share their fun.) To avoid causing marital strife, do not wear muddy overalls in the house.