But yesterday it had turned a more respectable shade of green:
and I've got beans popping up all over!
This morning I noticed some yellow patches in the grass. On closer inspection I could see hundreds of small yellow balls on the grass. I think this is the lawn rust fungus - not something I've ever seen before - these wet conditions must be just right for it.
And more unexpected fungi - these shaggy ink caps were growing out of the side of the chicken manure heap I excavated from the small barn in April.
Our barn water tanks are now full up - to the point of overflowing, in fact - and our basement cistern is also full. Such a relief!