We were really hurting for rain on the newly-planted alfalfa crop, and last night we received almost an inch-and-a-half. I went back to see if anything had germinated, and sure enough, things are greening up nicely; it was so dry, I had been afraid to check, before. Hopefully the rain will bring up the rest of the seeds.
If we can manage to do it before another rain, we'll put hay in some of the washed places to prevent them from becoming even bigger ditches.
We already have over $400 invested in this little five-acre plot, so of course we want it to do well. The wonderful thing about alfalfa is that you can get four cuttings of hay a year from it, if the rains come... and it's the most nutritious hay you can feed your animals. Horses have to be limited, since it's so rich; but a little of it is good for them.