I know I am getting a bit repetitive about rain, but the sheep stall has small river running through it. That part of the barn only gets that way once every two years, so it is worth noting that this is the second time in a month. It might have to do with us moving dirt around to make fences for the sheep, but I did check my impromptu rain gauge (bucket on ground near chicken run) and we got about four inches of rain between 5 pm and 5 am.
I remember Chai Chai suggested cinder blocks for the sheep stall awhile back, but I didn't have any spares. It looks like I am heading over to buy some after school.
It is notable that the horses elected to stay out in the pasture last night even though it was bucketing (a step up from pouring - I am going to have to develop 80 different words for rain....). Usually, they are in by 5 am, because they expect me to feed them, I think the rain had their internal clocks all off, because they stayed out, even though I rattled the buckets. They must have been deep in the back clump of trees. It was amusing, because the dogs ran out and started barking, because they enjoy barking at the horses as they come in to eat - but there were no horses to bark at. They seemed mildly confused, and it reminded me how much animals are creatures of habit, too.
I got some beautiful pictures of my flowers which are completely enjoying this intense rain, followed by some sun - I will have to post them later, because I forgot to bring the camera to work. Recess if over, so back to work (can you hear the crack of the whip - or possibly the roar of children coming in from recess?)