Sunday, December 4, 2011

The blessings of rain!

You know that we have been under quite a drought this year...some say the first year of a 10-year drought. We hope not!

We have received several nice rains over the past couple of months, but nothing to write home about.

Until this rain, that started yesterday. Our ground was still pretty damp from the last rain, and from the time of the rain starting yesterday afternoon 'till this morning, we received 3 inches, and our rain barrel* is full and over-flowing out the overflow pipe and out to our very dry pond!

Now, to figure out how to get the water in the yard into the pond....

It has been raining steadily...with more in the the forecast! God is so good!=)

*We got our 2500 gallon rain barrel last February/March, and it filled up one time this year (but did not overflow), in the spring. But because of the drought, it did not last very long, the Blueberries drank it all up!

A side note: Our ducks were having SO much fun in the rain last night, they did not want to go to bed (bad children!). Dad found them around 10 o'clock, and I helped him chase them around in the chilly, dark night. (We did get them to go to bed...)

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