Saturday, September 12, 2009

Blessed Rain

We are finally getting good and wet. It has been a hot, dry summer here in Texas. I know those south of us are in much worse shape than we are here. Two days ago it started to rain. This is the kind of rain that farms, ranchers and gardeners love. The rain is falling slow and constant. There is not much runoff,just a lot of soaking in. I have not had a chance to check the rain gaiges, but I know we are above two inches because the rain barrels and overflow buckets are full.

I put my fall veggies in at the perfect time. The cabbage, collards and brocolli transplants are happy and perky. Yesterday I noticed that the beans, squash and corn are all coming up. This rain and cloud cover will help them get off to a great start.

While the rain is a blessing to me. The critters I live with are less pleased. The bunnies are mad about getting wet, staying inside all the time hurts Abby's doggy feelings and the manx are running around the house like their butts are on fire. (I would say tails, but they don't have any). So far the monkeys have not gotten cabin fever, but I bet it won't be long.

I hope you are getting wet if you need it.


  1. Well, once in a while everything falls together in the right way. Congratulations!
    (Sorry about all claustrophobia.)

  2. Ha!!! Love the description of the manx running around. Congrats on the rain!

  3. We are getting just the right amount of rain Debbi. I planted wildflower seeds last Monday, and they are very grateful for this drizzly rain.
    I am so grateful South Texas is also getting rain--hope it continues for them.

  4. Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.comSeptember 12, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    Hi, Debbie, So glad to hear you are getting what you need! So gratifying. We had thunder last night but no rain. Perhaps tomorrow? I will welcome it. Good for you for getting your winter vegetables in already! Good timing!