After three months without significant rainfall, Santa dropped off some of the wet stuff on Christmas Eve.
For 2 glorious hours, we had ourselves a good ol' fashioned gullywasher.
The rain quickly puddled on our hard, dry clay soil.
You could practically hear the parched plants soaking up the moisture. Slurp!
This morning, I checked the rain gauge. Half an inch, says the Gnome. Wait--what? The Gnome? Where did you come from?
Jack gave me new Fiskars bypass loppers and this super neat garden organizer that fits over a 5-gallon bucket; hand tools go in the organizer's multiple pockets, while larger tools, bottles and bags of fertilizers and whatnot fit inside the bucket, which can then be toted around the garden as I work. It's genius!
Tonight, we're in for a hard freeze. It's already 32 degrees and it's only 10 o'clock. Merry Christmas, y'all! What did Santa bring you and your garden?
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