It's true. I have actually heard a UHH professor say that there was a study (involving a pan of flour) that "proved" it. My immediate reaction was that surely no one has gone to every environment with a pan of flour to measure impact craters from individual rain drops, but sometimes you can believe it when you step outside and are immediately drenched. We all have metal roofs to catch rain, and the rain pounding on it can be very comforting, or quite loud, depending on the mood - and how many days it has been raining.
I had a treat at work today - one of my former students who is serving in the Air Force stopped by school. He is just back from Afghanistan. I taught him in middle school, and he was one of the class of our first graduating seniors. He laughed a little because I teared up... that first class of kids were like my own children. I taught some of them for 7 years.
Nothing much new on the farm front. Didn't get as much done as I would have liked at home - for example, I still have to worm the sheep - and that takes at least me and two people to hold the board we use to pen them in the corner.
I am so lucky, in spite of the lack of sheep vets, that I know the owner of a local goat dairy. His son is my student. I got good advice from him at the farmer's market about wormers and dosages. It's really helpful to know there is someone who knows goats - somewhat close to sheep.