Between Saturday afternoon through Sunday night we got a total of .6" of much needed rain.
Yippee! I managed to collect 1.5 barrels of rainwater off the garage. Talk about treasure!
It's really a pittance, though. Even with the .6" we've only gotten a total of .8" all month. Pretty toasted around here. Thankfully we've had some pretty cool nights and some very overcast days. There was a 3-4 day span when it never got more than 60F during the day! Honestly, the house got down to 66F one night and I quickly made sure the furnace wouldn't come on. Brrr.
Only good side - the grass has gone dormant so I'm not having to mow except every couple of weeks. Sure has helped my bad elbow get better - not having to pull on the shift stick on the Snapper all the time.
And look, back in the swing bed. Those transplanted, then trampled down, then regrown Black & Blue salvias are in bloom. Wow. I had no idea they were that tough. Let's see if they can make it over winter. I'll cut them back later and mulch heavily.
The cukes are making a comeback. Post on the Veg Page.