The cows are really testing the fences. They can smell the grass starting to grow. Christopher has been walking the pastures to see how the grass is looking so far. Last year, we were able to graze by mid April. It's been so dry this year that the grass is still very short. We don't want to harm the pastures by grazing them too early and if we don't get enough rain this spring we will need to maximize our pastures, and can't afford to lose any part of them. I know rain really complicates outdoor plans and makes our cars and houses dirty, but we really need it! So, if we get some good rains, you can think of the farmers and the cows and smile a little.