When I first bought my farm we had a really wet year followed by three years of drought. I swore I'd never complain about rain again, and I've kept my word. We've had a fairly wet yet so far and I keep worrying that it could turn off anytime and not come back. So, still, no complaints. Finished setting tobacco yesterday with a lot of help from a lot of friends and neighbors. Got about a half inch of rain on it before I got the setter out of the field. Still haven't planted corn but am hopeful to get it in the next couple of days. Grass is growing well but still no hay on my place yet. I've see a lot rolled around me and I'm getting anxious but the stars haven't aligned just yet. The hogs are enjoying the rain, and cattle are fat. So, while not ideal, as long as the worries stay in the back of my mind and never claw their way to front we'll get along fine. My stifled mare mule is improving, but slowly. Been working her team mate single and she is improving as a single. We've brought several sled loads of shingle bolts out of the woods and I think she's about had enough time on the sled to be ready for the rastus plow. I may see if her and my riding mule can sort things out on the riding cultivator. The riding mule is solid enough to do anything but never gets in a hurry. If she'll tolerate his speed we'll keep the weeds under control, but if she don't want help, whom am I to get in the way of her and the walking cultivator? Shingles are still stacking up. Got a second offer of shingle work if I can find logs so it's got the makings of an interesting summer even if the year is about half over!