Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rain, Rain, Come Our Way

Here that gasping, those gulping sounds?
That's the sound of our dry Earth soaking up the rain.

We are precipitation-challenged this year. In March, we received half of our normal amount of precipitation, and April is on track for the same kind of numbers. The tulips planted in the large boxes in front of the chicken coop aren't coming on very well; too parched. If they don't bloom, I'll miss seeing that splash of colour. I've been worried about the spring peeper tadpoles, too; they need water in order to grow or there won't be any peepers next spring.
How would we know it was spring if the spring peepers don't call?
Yet, as I recall, it rained non-stop for ten days in early May last year so with Maritime weather, it's always "Be careful what you wish for!"

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