You know it’s wet if…

We’re in pretty good shape here in our high spot in a small town well away from a river.

Still, the operant words are “lush” and “squish.”

USDA reports for our state detail how far behind planting is. We’re not in as bad a state as areas of Nebraska which will likely not see planting at all, but producers in our area aren’t happy.

Topsoil moisture in the recent USDA report  was zero percent very short, zero percent short, 52 percent adequate and 42 percent surplus.

There were goose eggs again for subsoil measurements: zero percent very short, zero percent short with similar numbers for “adequate” and “surplus.”

It’s a weird spring. Squish… squish…

Bad Wolves cover The Cranberries “Zombie” in memory of Dolores O’Riordan and give it additional piquancy.

The tune is a pairing of the now-popular post-apocalyptic zombie theme with eternal violence, specifically, the deaths of Johnathan Ball and Tim Parry in the second 1993 IRA bombing in Warrington, England on February 26.

Here’s a video of a live performance by the band. It shows O’Riordan performing the song (scarcely bigger than the hollow-body guitar she plays) in front of an audience who knows the hit very well.