Last week ago, the rain came in the form of morning thunderstorms, with warm, muggy weather following in the afternoon.
This week, it has been steady rain with chilly, grey days.
I want the sun back.
I want to be able to play outside again.
A week ago, on Sunday, after some thunderstorms passed, I went to a place called Holz Farm for their spring festival.
The farm was settled in the 1870s and in the family until 1993.
The City of Eagan purchased the farm in 1995 and preserved much of its history.
Today, the farm represents what it looked like in the 1940s.
There were various activities available at the Spring Festival.
Some things were free, some things you had to pay for, although most activities cost only one ticket per person (or $.50 per person, and most activities were just for kids) to do.
Carting hay around in a wheelbarrow was a pretty big hit for me, and the other kids, too.
Watching a farm worker heat, hammer, and bend metal was kind of cool.
When he passed around the finished piece of metal, I wanted to keep it, but I couldn't.
I took a hay ride with Mom and Dad, and I think that was even better than playing with the wheelbarrow.
In front of the barn, workers gave demonstrations of how to make rope, and for $.50 you could make your own piece of rope (with their help).
The farm house had a lot of really old stuff in it, and I wasn't interested in looking at it.
I was more interested in seeing the farm animals, including chickens, goats, sheep, cows, and rabbits.
We left the farm just in time, as right before we got home, a huge thunderstorm rolled in.
We got inside the house just before it began to pour its hardest.
After the storm passed, the plants in the yard were covered in water drops.
Many of our tulips were bent over from the wind and rain.