As our foot of snow melted, the temperatures warmed up quickly and it started to rain. And rain, and rain and rain! The temperatures have been nice and mild in the high fifties, but oh, so much precipitation! Fortunately, we knew this drainage situation about our yard when we constructed our garden–thus all the beds are raised and in the “high” areas of the yard. While this puddle-creek presents a few challenges in getting from the house to the chicken coop, it isn’t really doing any damage. It’s a muddy, spongy, sloppy journey, however!