I have to put in a little "Sendepause" (break in the broadcasting) for half a dozen reasons, all of them good; not to worry.
It did rain here, today, which was wonderful, the last rain having been experienced more than 6 months ago. We can use more.
I will leave you with a pretty picture for now.
It is the Sturgeon River which snakes through the Sturgeon County here. The largest animal I've run into is a moose, the prickliest was a porcupine family. The beaver I can see about on 50% of the evenings. Coyotes are everywhere because of the nearby poultry farms. Sometimes they howl in packs nearby. I don't know if that's safe or not, but I've walked down there for 20 years. Somebody once suggested, it should be safer with my border collie along. Somehow, I could not imagine that. She was such an easily scared dog. When the coyotes howled she would press right in on me and start with a deep, gutteral growl, with her head held low. It seemed kind of primeval. Or she would sit back with the head up and howl straight into the air, like a wolf.