||[Nov. 5th, 2014|01:47 pm]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(Hah! That was unintended.)
Hopefully the mess isn't too terrible after your break.
Edited at 2014-11-06 10:07 pm (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.
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.
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.
I've been wondering if the storms were filling the lakes some.