"The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.”
Nobody in farm country is going to disagree with author and poet e.e. cummings, especially after two summers of drought.
It's been a long time since our old granary was reflected in a mud puddle in our backyard. But, after 1.5 inches of rain in the past couple of days, we don't mind dodging mud puddles on the way to the barn or wearing our ratty tennis shoes in the mud.
It's been awhile since there was rain water in a drainage ditch off one of our wheat fields. Last December, the county cleaned out the culverts along the road. At that time, there was nary a raincloud in the vicinity. But the culverts came in handy this week.
untimely freezing temperatures. The gardening centers say that April 15 is the "frost free" date for this part of the state. It's clear Mother Nature didn't consult the Old Farmers' Almanac this spring.