Welcome to the forum MsCarol. Don't think that your question are stupid, we all probably asked someone the same ones some where along the line. Someone else helped u and now we can do the same. It's called pass it forward.
It is better to be soggy than bone dry. Costs a whole lots less to feed our cattle when it is soggy than when it is bone dry.
Last year it was so dry that my 1 acre pond dropped more than 4 feet, even the dry hydrant pipe was in the air. This year it has been over flowing a lot.
Last year I was buying hay and feed, this year they cannot keep the grass down and pick only the choosiest parts.