Saturday, December 25, 2010

Rain for Christmas, hooray!

After three months without significant rainfall, Santa dropped off some of the wet stuff on Christmas Eve.
Rainy Christmas Eve

For 2 glorious hours, we had ourselves a good ol' fashioned gullywasher.
Rain & Christmas lights

The rain quickly puddled on our hard, dry clay soil.
Rain puddles

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?
1/2 inch of rain, says the Gnome

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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  1. Santa didn't stop off for us--we were too naughty this year, and he just couldn't overlook it. So it was just bits of coal in our stockings. But the rain more than made up for what was lacking under our tree or in our stocking. ;-) Merry Christmas!

  2. You got rain, we got a snow flurry!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I need to check the rain gauge, especially since it's been drizzling today. I doubt it will add up to much, but we need every little bit, don't we?