We are in the worst drought in over 50 years! Missouri is right in the middle of the area that has been designated as a federal disaster zone regarding the drought. We haven't had any measurable moisture in months. John hasn't mowed since mid-April - mostly cause 1) if the mower blades hit a rock, it could cause a fire that would quickly get out of control, and 2) there was no grass to mow. Most of you folks have been watching Hurricane Isaac down south of us...we were, too. But only because we were hoping to get some of the rain that he is producing. Late Thursday nite, it began to rain...a gentle, constant rain that soaked into the parched ground. It rained, and it rained, and it rained some more. Finally, it stopped raining on Saturday nite. It is calculated that we got a total of 3 inches during that 2 1/2 days. I cannot tell you how excited we are to have gotten that much needed moisture.
This is what it looked like when I got off work on Friday. The rain fell gently, hardly making a sound as it hit the ground. I worked on Saturday and that was the only subject folks talked about all day long. No one complained, everyone was grateful.
On the other hand, Gilligan couldn't have cared less. If it had been noisy rain, it would have disturbed his nap. Thankfully, it didn't!
Thanks so much for stopping by.