I woke up at 4:00 am, as usual, but had a hard time boosting myself out of bed. At 4:30, it started bucketing rain and kept it up for about half an hour. I lay there thinking that I really didn't want to go out there and feed in the dark and the kind of rain that has you drenched in a second or two....pretty lazy of me.
I did eventually get my lazy bones up and got the kids up and headed out with the flashlight. I was briefly tempted to borrow my husband's boots and old Air Force jacket, but put on my new (uncomfortable) rubber boots and the pvc rain cape to trudge out to the barn. I am not a morning person, so trudging seemed appropriate.
As I fed the chickens, I spied a bucket that had been left out in the rain. I saw that we had received an inch and a half in about 45 minutes! This explained the fractious behavior of my young mare; rain always gets her excited!
If we were in any danger of being low in the catchment tanks after a slightly increased household over the long weekend, this rain surely fixed that.
As we drove down toward town, the skies got lighter and lighter, until by the time I reached work, the sun was shining. Sometimes I think that it is raining right over my road, and nowhere else. It is actually somewhat true: a few miles up or down the highway that crosses our road, and the weather is completely different: some sort of weird effect of the topography.