Hooray for solid ground!
All of us (including the animals) are excited to see the waters recede. The chickens moved back out to pasture, the cattle and sheep get more freedom to roam, and the farmers are glad to take off the muck boots.
However, because the pasture was under water for so long, we lost about 50% of our grass population. (Remember how Daniel has been planting so many different varieties of grasses and native flowers the past few years?) We’ll wait and see how much of that will re-grow and how much will need to be re-planted. Native grasses are hearty and can sometimes lie dormant for a while, but the flood waters did cause some serious damage to the native landscape. We’ll wait and see and hope for the best.