Saturday, May 15, 2010
Rain, Yes, Finally Real Rain
Light rains fell in the early evening hours and I feared that was it. But in the middle of the night it came. Lightening, thunder, and steady hard rains. After nearly 3 months of drought, it could hardly rain too much. There were cracks in our silty clay loam soil a half in wide and 12 inch deep. I could leave the sprinkler on in the same place over night, and there would not even be a puddle. But last night we got real rain, at least 2 inches, maybe more. All but the large cracks are now close, but a few are left. We need rain like that at least a couple more times to get the soil moisture level where it needs to be. Regardless I am thankful for what we got. I am sure the Tomatoes are as well. It was the first real rain they have tasted since their birth.