We made our last check of the animals at sunset last evening and were treated to this dramatic peek of color through the gathering clouds. It was too cloudy to visualize the Venus Transit so this was a welcome Silver Lining to the day. Our first-cut hay crop is in seed and has been ready for harvest for more than two weeks and it’s still standing. Although rain is something farmers aren’t supposed to complain about … everything in good measure, thank you. We harvest our hay dry and this requires three days of full sun, clear skies, warm temperatures, and low humidity; these conditions have not co-occurred thus far this spring. Our forecast calls for good conditions over the coming weekend – let’s all promise to keep our collective fingers and toes crossed.