We received about 3+ inches of rain in the last week - the severe drought is officially over. We are expecting more rain in the next week. This is great for the aquifers but it has put a damper in our fall planting of winter wheat and cover crops in the fields. The fields are plowed up but we are unable to get in and plant.
The bees are doing well it seems - it is still relatively warm ourside (60s during the day, 40s and 50s during the nights); we took a peek yesterday inside the hives and there are plenty of bees and it seems, plenty of honey stored for winter!
Last Friday we had a tree company come out and fell 8 red oaka trees that were standing right next to our barn, putting it in danger of a falling 80+ foot tree, if it were to happen! They felled the trees and we ended up with a bunch of logs to turn into firewood and a pile of chips for the gardens.