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Then It Rained

I have been whining for the past 5 or is it 6 years about this long running dry spell.

Well it’s not so dry now. In the past 14 days my tiny garden has received more than 10 inches(250mm) of rain. With more possibly much more forecast to arrive in the next 5 – 7 days.

This evening I got another 3 inches(75mm) of rain. The soil is so wet now that every drop of rain that falls is running off. Headed for the Red River and finely into the Gulf of Mexico.

I’ll bet that I get to re-plant squash, cucumbers and okra ‘Again’.
Looking out my tiny window I could see the 20 acres around me was covered with 2 or maybe 2 1/2 inches of water moving west to the usually dry wash. Mmmm that’s over 54 thousand of gallons per-acre of water draining into the Red River.

The following 3 pictures were taken from about the same place looking north from my tiny back door.


Summer 2014


Winter 2014


Spring 2015


Rain Water 100 % Better Than Tap Water

Two days of 50 and 60 degree weather and almost 2 inches of rain. Radishes seem to double in size and onions have shot up by at least 2 inches or more in the past 2 days. Grin … that’s a good thing. Tomato’s seedlings have stalled out and are waiting for warmer weather to resume growing.

With this nice rain, soil is wet enough that I will plant a short row of Detroit beets and another row of Turnips. I’m not a big fan of turnip roots but I do like young tender beet and turnip greens.

Today is a good day to empty, clean and refill my hummingbird feeders.

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