Re: [gardeners] Rain

George Shirley (
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 10:52:43 -0500 (CDT)

At 09:36 AM 9/24/97 -0700, you wrote:
>>It started raining at 12:30 am Monday night and is still raining as of this
>>writing. According to the local news and the foot tub I left out in the
>>yard, we have gotten 4 inches of rain in that time. We needed the rain but
>>now it is starting to leave standing water and it's time for it to abate. We
>>still got stuff to plant in the fall garden. I may be forced into doing a
>>sun dance before it's all over.
>There is hope, we have had clouds and rain since Friday last, and today the
>sun is out, beautiful.  Of course there are some lurking clouds over the
>mountain that have me a little worried.  I had filled up, actually
>overfilled, a watering can, and 2 buckets under the skylight that broke
>back in July on the back deck.  We are definately not used to that kind of
>Glad to see your message, I haven't gotten any since yesterday afternoon
>from either gardens or gardeners.  Starting to have withdrawl symptoms
>Good luck with the rain.  Jane
It's something we are used to here in SW Louisiana. Our normal rainfall runs
about 65 inches per annum with a wet year bringing 100 inches or more. This
happens to be our second somewhat dry year in a row and we aren't used to
it. It rained for more than 24 hours before the water started running off
and pooling up, showing how dry our gumbo gets at times.

George, trying to learn to walk on water