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Rain! [Nov. 5th, 2014|01:47 pm]
e_moon60
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We are very happy to be receiving some slow, but steady, rain today, along with a cool front.   This will help with everything green on the place, and it's coming before all the leaves are off--a good time to boost the winter annuals.  Have had a little over an inch so far.


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Rubber boots necessary for the first time in a long while.   Coming back from digging manure into the garden.   Taken from the cover of the porch.


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Taken from the end of the porch past the barn lot, the south horse lot with its manure pile, across a neighbor's pasture, down to the treeline by the seasonal creek.  Which won't flow until we get lots more inches of rain into the soil upstream...about a thousand acre-feet of water in the right place should do it.   Taken from the cover of the porch (just turning 90 degrees.
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[User Picture]From: gifted
2014-11-05 10:39 pm (UTC)
It's been raining rather steadily here too, though ours are spring rains. Really enjoying the evenings, when it occasionally storms. Makes for a relaxing night.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2014-11-06 06:58 am (UTC)
The evening rain would've been relaxing except for my having screwed up the toe of a sock badly at a stage where it's hard to see (only 4-5 stitches on each needle, with decrease stitches every row. I do NOT want to rip the toe back five or six rows to straighten it out but may have to. I fought with it twice, until my vision blurred and I just could not see well enough. Tomorrow, maybe. This is the Mountain Colors pair, the second sock (first one's done) and I am so annoyed with myself about it.
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[User Picture]From: gifted
2014-11-06 10:05 pm (UTC)
Oh darn..

(Hah! That was unintended.)

Hopefully the mess isn't too terrible after your break.

Edited at 2014-11-06 10:07 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: amm_me
2014-11-06 04:46 am (UTC)
We got 1.55" over more than 24 hours, so it probably was able to all soak in . I haven't made my way down to see whether there was any run-off at all into the stock-tank, which is becoming a very small puddle.

I heard my first white-throat of the winter last Friday.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2014-11-06 06:55 am (UTC)
R went out to check in afternoon and found small amount behind #3 gabion, just then trickling in from construction yard up-slope, nothing from highway end yet. But we need the soil moisture so badly, I hope we get more slow, soaking rain and THEN a tank-filler. That new satellite they've got up, that can read soil and subsurface water resources from space, sure shows the soil moisture and groundwater deficits in the SW.
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[User Picture]From: thewayne
2014-11-06 01:08 pm (UTC)
We had a fair amount of rain over the last couple of days, but the more interesting thing was Tuesday morning: first snow of the winter! It wasn't cold enough to persist, but it snowed nonetheless. Also took a nice morning fog photo out the back door, haven't had a chance to pull it up in Photoshop yet.
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[User Picture]From: shockwave77598
2014-11-06 03:05 pm (UTC)
I've been wondering if the storms were filling the lakes some.
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