Re: [gardeners] Rain

Jane Burdekin (
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 12:21:50 -0700

>At 11:44 AM 9/24/97 -0700, you wrote:
>>>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.
>Aha! That's whose been peeking over the fence when I practice.

Yikes, I gave it away.  Jane