The Orchard at Apolloson Acres

  (Lodi, Ohio)
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Farmer's Need Rain!

Alas, the rain has hit us in NE Ohio! It's a much needed rain, especially on our farm where it fills our cistern, among other things!

Apple Trees don't like "wet feet", but they do need a good watering every once and again. Horses do not like wet feet either, but when monsoons come through, we find ourselves with a flooded barn aisle :/

It is always nice listening to the thunderstorms while you sleep, but in the back of my mind, all I think is "Are the stalls flooding"? I think we've raised them enough to keep the horses dry, but that dang aisle never stays dry when we have a rain overload. I know what you are thinking - "Put in drainage". I wish it were that easy. One side of the barn has the sepctic next to it and the other side, the cistern. So until we somehow figure out where all the plumbing and piping is for these two systems, we won't be digging in any drainge.

It's funny too; I was always under the impression that cats do not like to get wet, but my barn cats romp around in the rain like they roll in the wild catnip!

Cheers to a good week, some much need rain, and lots of apple picking!

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