Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Toad-ally soaking wet through

I guess I should always remember the old adage "Be careful what you ask for."

We needed some rain. The garden was bone dry and I didn't want to have to dig out the sprinklers and wotnot.

But then it rained for three days and nights, more or less. Only thirty-seven to go and we'll have a proper Noah's flood. There have been about five inches total in the sheep's food bowls in the last forty-eight hours alone.

The sheep are most unhappy with all the rain.

Other animals like it.

Aimee, who had been away on a molecular biology course, came home Saturday. The next day (during a break in the weather), she was working in her herb garden and found this huge toad. He was living in an earthern crack under one of the baulks in the retaining wall.

I expect he would have had to leave his spot, which gets very hot and dry in full summer, had it not rained so much.

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