RAIN! It RAINED!

What a wonderful thing. Rain!

3 inches in 24 hours

October is bringing us some wonderful rain. It started raining Saturday morning.

I don my rain jacket and go out and manage the rain barrels throughout the day. I don’t have an overflow system on my tanks so I manage it if I am home by attaching garden hoses to them and opening up the faucets to let the water go on a tree that needs the water desperately. I watch the rain and the tank level, opening and closing as the rain slows so our tanks stay topped off.

I have found myself just standing out in the yard just watching the rain, with water dripping off the brim of my hat.

I woke up several times throughout the night and heard the rain. What a wonderful sound.

I went out to check the rain gauge this morning and found it it was just shy of 3 inches. While I was out there it started raining again and the rain gauge is now up to 3 inches.

That is a nice Texas-sizes rain and luckily it spread itself over a 24 hour period instead of being a gully washer like it is most of the time.

Let the weeding begin (I sure haven’t missed that this summer without rain)

Sincerely, Emily

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10 Responses to RAIN! It RAINED!

  1. Dani says:

    Isn’t it funny how rain always seems to cleanse the soul. Nothing nicer than a good downpour to put the world to rights, I find 🙂

  2. Joanna says:

    What joy! I bet Mr Toad is having a good scrub up somewhere 🙂

  3. karenish says:

    Oh, fantastic! Here’s hoping it continues to rain, slowly for a while, until everything is nice and refreshed!

    • Today was cloudy,but no rain. The clouds are so nice. they give us a break from the strong sun. Weeds are springing up like crazy! I am always amazed at what a little rain does for the plants.

  4. Jane says:

    Happy happy joy joy! I hope that this is the first of many rains to come your way.

  5. zonnah says:

    Woot! I am so happy for you. You can come steal our rain whenever you want 😛

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