Sunday, August 5, 2012

Rain, rain - come and play!

A thunderstorm (mild) came through overnight and I found .4" in the rain gauge this morning.  What a blessing!

Then, as if that weren't enough, I watched this morning's radar, noticing another set of squalls were going to pass to the north AND south of us.

I practically WILLED those 2 squalls to bridge the gap and hit Stark County.

Encouragement: C'mon.  You can DO it!  You KNOW you WANT too.  You're such a NICE looking radar splotch.

Derision:  What's the matter?  No spine?  Afraid to come to Canton?  You some kind of WHOOSIE water?

Pleading:  Oh please Please PLEASE!  There's no more forecasted for over a week!  Give us a break!

Well, I don't know which approach worked (I switched through them pretty fast), but by golly the squalls ballooned up between them and Stark County got rain for almost an HOUR.

My raingauge gained another .7" !!  YAY.

In hopes, I'd set out all my extra containers on the deck to catch runoff from the arbor sheers.  Every one of them filled (about 15 gallons total).  The 4 garage rainbarrels runnethed over.  The 2 drums at the shed topped out.

And still I couldn't just let it go.  I grabbed a yard tub and put it in front of the 4th garage drum and let the overflow fill it too.

Waste not, want not, I figure.

Meanwhile, now that things have quieted down, I'm sending good thoughts to that brave little storm, that nice little storm with just a bit of thunder and lightening but no wind.  Just the best darn little storm ever.   Gooood storm......

Hey - whatever works. :-D



    Check out this website I found!! Might be BS or it might have some good ideas. I've heard deer don't like monarda. There are several varieties available that take drier soil.

    We need a good soaking. We've had ridiculous 5 min rains a few times this week that only succeeded in getting my patio wet. Argh!!!!

  2. We also finally got rain. It was wonderful and had been a long time coming. Congratulations. I to put out as many containers as possible to collect water.

  3. Congrats on filling the barrels! That's ALWAYS a good feeling!

  4. So glad you've had a little rain, just wish I could share some of ours with you :{

  5. Thanks, all, for your rainy day comments. Filling the rain barrels (and buckets and pans) DOES lift the spirits. Especially since the next day was only in the 70s!!

    Now is I could only hook up the barrels to a high-pressure water cannon and WASH those deer outta my hair.

  6. I love how obsessed gardeners are about water! I've never willed it to rain. I'm going to have to give that one a try!! :o)

    1. Tammy, if anyone could do it, it would be YOU! We're supposed to get a slow-moving front tomorrow. Sure hope so ... some of my lawn is down to dirt.

    2. And I think the term "charmed" is more attractive than "willed". Anyway, I'm going with that...


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