It's spring (going on summer) in Western South Dakota. And it rained! Here are some pictures to prove it.
Chickens. The grass around the chicken coop is so tall they almost vanish in it.
Gypsy and Spuds sneaking some treats.
My favorite heifer, Miss Piggy. She didn't believe me when I told her the camera was not edible.
One of my buddies, 910 (yes that's her name).
Cows and calves enjoying the grass after being in the lots all winter.
Cottontail rabbit. We had swarms of jackrabbits around the barn all winter (I counted 78 in one bunch). According to an expert (probably a county agent - inside rancher joke), 40 rabbits eat as much as one cow!
Flowers -- Scarlet globe mallows and Western wallflowers.
Scarlet Globe Mallow
Panoramic view (click any of the pictures for a larger version).