We Got Rain!

I feel like Gene Kelly in the movie "Singing in the Rain".  What a wonderful feeling, I’m hap, hap, happy again!

Finally, some rain.  Yesterday we received about 3mm of rain between about 1300 to 1800.  It didn’t bucket down but was constant, with the soil still damp down to about 6cm twenty four hours later.  A good start, but very seasonally late.  I kept checking the weather radar during the shower, just to make sure that it was still coming our way, and spent a fair amount of time outside staring at the plants lapping up all the goodness.  Even the chooks got a bath and were drenched by the time the rain stopped.  Too silly to go into their house to get out of it, but I suppose they have only seen rain twice since they were born. The rainwater tank is full to the top.  It doesn’t take much to top it back up again seeing that we have 50% of the roof catchment feeding into it.

I checked the entire veggie patch when I got home this evening, and I swear that everything has grown at least 5cm higher than it was before the rain.  It never ceases to amaze me the fantastic power of a rain shower on the vegetable garden.  It is like miracle grow without the chemical cocktail!

It is forecast to rain some more in Western Victoria tomorrow, so fingers crossed for another few millimetres.

That rain dance that I have been doing since July has finally worked!  Better late than never.

"Weather is a great metaphor for life – sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella."  ~ Pepper Giardino



  1. says

    We get regular rain over here in Dunedin, but I still feel so happy, hearing it and watching it happen when it does. And the snow! It’s magical!

    I think, when you’ve grown up in a dry land, the joy of rain never leaves you.

    I’m so happy it has rained for you. May you have lots more, and I’ll sing in the rain with you from afar, from the Land of the Long White Cloud, Aotearoa… :-)

    Daharja (Cluttercut)

  2. says

    Gavin it is POURING here and has been all day….. yippee!! I have been waiting for a break to go and read the rain gauge but it hasn’t stopped so I am off out there now….must be at least an inch….I just wrote a thing about rain on my blog too!Hope this rain gets over to you tomorrow.

  3. Anonymous says

    Great news Gav now the vegie garden will flourish How is next doors garden going? the rain seems to make everything nice and fresh again doesnt it ? ELLIE

  4. says

    Hey Gav, HOORAY!!!!! See all those rain vibes I was sending must have worked. We are expecting a storm tonight…so very humid, it must be, Dad has the aircon going at Karinas place today, he not use to city living the old beach bum! (Love u Daddy). Enjoy it while it lasts Gav.

  5. says

    I know it is silly but I get such a kick out of hearing it has rained somewhere and someone else is as loopy about it as I am.

    I guess I remember all too well what it was like 12 months ago around here when our dam dropped to its lowest level since we built it and we had to buy water, adn the situaiton in the big brisbane storage dams was precarious.

    We should get a few more spots tonight but for the second time this week the sun is out.


  6. says

    Fantastic news! Shame you can’t have some of ours, since we put the tank in 15 months ago it has rained at least once a week I think, often much more. We’ve only used the tank for topping up the fish pond really.

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