|Rainy afternoon at the farm.|
|The “redneck living room”|
droopy, but this afternoon it started to rain. We bought a bench and a beach umbrella a couple of days ago, and when the rain started we sat in what I have dubbed the redneck living room and listened to the rain fall in our woods and on the umbrella. We stayed there until the rain soaked through our jeans and just enjoyed the sounds of the rain and the birds. Once our jeans were so wet that we couldn’t bend our legs, we decided to head back to the RV where we have continued to listen to the rain for the past 4 hours.
One other thing I noticed today is that the soil around the figs was still damp this morning from the water I put on them yesterday. That made schlepping a watering can and milk jug of water 300 or so yards worthwhile! We’re used to dealing with South Carolina sand that feels bone dry an hour after the sprinklers run. It’s no wonder that the daylilies here look better than the ones in Columbia that get watered 3 times a week.
There is more rain forecast for the next few days, and I am still thankful after seeing the corn and the hay fields so very dry around here. I’m enjoying reading The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy again and we both needed a relaxing afternoon. Now, if it rains for two weeks straight again, like it did over winter break, I’ll be back to complaining, but for now the sound of rain is a good thing.