On Tuesday afternoon we were all grateful to receive a bit of rain. My rain gauge told me we had just under 3/4 of an inch. My neighbor said his gauge told him the same thing.
The rain came down fairly gradually. The rain barrels are full again, they actually overflowed. I love being around when it rains. I can hook up the hose and once the rain barrels start to fill I can open up the faucet on them and aim the extra water where I want it. During this rain I was able to give some extra water to one of the trees in the back yard and another in the front yard. I really like managing the water that way during a rain if I can. The water doesn’t come out the hose as fast as the barrel fills, but I figure it is better than no extra water getting to that tree at all.
I was able to go two days without watering. It is amazing what a little rain will do. The plants look so my happier then they do with my regular watering.
It was a nice afternoon. Rain is a good thing.
“Rains is a Good Thing” sung by Luke Bryan
My daddy spent his life lookin’ up at the sky
He’d cuss, kick the dust, sayin’ son it’s way too dry
It clouds up in the city, the weather man complains
But where I come from, rain is a good thing
Rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey
Whiskey makes my baby feel a little frisky
Back roads are boggin’ up, my buddies pile up in my truck
We hunt our honeys down, we take ’em into town
Start washin’ all our worries down the drain
Rain is a good thing
Ain’t nothin’ like a kiss out back in the barn
Wringin’ out our soakin’ clothes, ridin’ out a thunderstorm
When tin roof gets to talkin’; that’s the best love we made
Yea where I come from, rain is a good thing
Farmer Johnson does a little dance
Creeks on the rise, roll up your pants
Country girls, they wanna cuddle
Kids out playin’ in a big mud puddle
Rain is a good thing, rain is a good thing, rain is a good thing