Re: [gardeners] Rain

Jane Burdekin (
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 11:44:02 -0700

>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

In my book you already do.  Jane

p.s. we only get about 18" average of precipitation per year.