We had been stuck in a heat wave for quite a while. Add to that zero rainfall and it makes for a sad garden, which in turn makes for a sad me. Well, yesterday the non-stop “beep, beep, beep” that was coming across the radio announced that a severe thunderstorm was heading our way. A quick check of the radar confirmed and it looked like a doosey! We secured everything outside and waited. We watched the black clouds come over the mountain. We heard the wind whistle before it even reached us then watched as it started to swish our trees around. Yes!!! Finally!! A dandy storm is coming to give our garden (and grass) a drink!
Well, the joke was on us. Despite the almost night-like darkness and the howling winds, the storm broke up and we got approximately 17 drops of rain. I could have cried. So guess what we did last night?? Yep, watered the garden. All 100 feet of it. My husband had to set up a portable watering system from the back of the truck today so the pumpkin patch can be watered. The grass is still crunchy, leaves on the trees are turning yellow and the corn in the field across the road is starting to show its weariness.
Well, at least the high temp today so far was only 88 degrees. That’s a move in the right direction. The forecast however is showing zero chance of rain this week. (Other than a 30% chance on Tuesday) That is not good. Not good at all. But I’m a gambling woman, and I’m going to put all my money (and veggies) on that 30%. If not, I’m afraid that we may end up losing some of the garden since we won’t be here all week. So if you don’t mind, can you please take a moment out of your day to do a little rain dance for me? Thank you so much.
Photo credit goes to Triangle Dude Comics….it was very appropriate I thought. 🙂