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As any of you who live in the Austin area will most likely be aware we have been suffering from a serious lack of rain in Elgin for the last 6 months. I think I could probably count on one hand the number of times it has rained since I returned to Texas in September. As I result of this our fields are looking very forlorn and are in many places reduced to dust.

When it rains it pours...

However last week (probably as a result of the fact that we had just spent a fortune on hay), for the first time in months, the heavens opened and it rained solidly for a good two hours. The Horse Boy Girls felt that this needed to be celebrated and so we all headed out fully clothed to dance in the rain.

...and sometimes even hails

We couldn't believe our luck yesterday when for the second time in a week it rained again. This rainfall, however, brought with it some serious hail which we decided to collect and photograph.