Then the rain started. In September we had more than 15" of rain in Floresville, more than half our annual average. The rain has continued, and we are waiting for the weather to dry up enough to take equipment into the fields. Right now we have several thousands of dollars worth of seed sitting on a pallet on our driveway. Hopefully, these will find their place in the soil before too many more days pass.
Meanwhile, nature goes on with its life. Queen butterflies and Pipevine Swallowtails are plentiful and the Northern Harriers we noticed last fall and winter have returned.