Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Rain Is A Good Thing!

I love the lyrics to the Luke Bryan song "Rain Is A Good Thing!" Yesterday afternoon, we got our first big monsoon storm of the season here at the Lazy J Bar C! Luckily, we were done eating, everything was pretty much put away, we had just moved all the people and chairs into the carport and had gotten the canopy taken down and put away just as the wind and rain started! First, it sprinkled and hailed.

Then, it started coming down in earnest! The kids were enjoying it!

Then, it started raining sideways and we all made a dash for the house! It thundered and the lightning flashed. The power went out for awhile and I had to remind all of our "city" visitors not to use any water until the power came back on because the well pump wouldn't work without electricity. After all was said and done, we ended up with 3/4 of an inch of rain in about 30 minutes. This morning, the velvet ants were out, they usually only show up after a big rain, and we could hear the toads croaking in the run-off stock tank near the house this morning.

The garden is VERY happy this morning, there's nothing like nitrogen rich rain to perk up the plants! :)


texwisgirl said...

congrats on getting rain!!! hopefully we'll get our hay baled by tomorrow, then it can rain here - i'd love to get buckets! :)

Candy C. said...

We were all so happy to see the rain and they are predicting more for this afternoon! YAY!! Hope you get the hay in before it gets over your way!