Up to now it has been intuitive. Now it is official! It has been wet this year. A couple of days ago NOAA announced that for 2017, the seven months of January through July had, for the state of Wisconsin, the highest precipitation totals ever recorded in the 123 years that records have been kept. For those seven months the average record precipitation was 25.25 inches. That number is also a whopping 7.14 inches above normal.

Frog on fernThis little guy is understandably happy with all the moisture. A number of species are currently evident around the farm, all in numbers that seem larger than in the recent past. It is always a pleasure to have them in residence.