It had been really dry here, so Monday we dragged out the sprinkler and began watering. We emptied the one rain barrel we had set up, and continued watering from the tap. Sure enough, that brought the rain!
We got a bit over 3/4 of an inch of rain between Monday night and this morning. Overnight the lawn greened up and grew (dang) and the flower beds all look perkier. Our rain barrels (we set up another one) are now full to the brim again.
I’ll still need to water some the of the crops under IRT plastic mulch, but I am so happy to have rain. Now if we could have an 1/2 inch or so more in the next couple of days….