No, that's not a typo, and no I didn't forget the "T" in Thursday...
Thank Goodness It's Raining.
It's raining a glorious, soaking, steady rain, and we could not be happier around here. Well, except for the fact that the kids are begging to go outside (of course yesterday, when it was absolutely lovely, they wanted to be inside...but whatever). The girls can crawl the walls and whine and complain all they want, but the bottom line is we needed rain. Without a doubt, this is a gift from God.
I'm certain that pool people and sunbathers and dog walkers and city dwellers having to walk to work find the rain an annoyance, but if you haven't noticed, we farmers find rain (when needed, of course) a lifeline. It's a critical element in the growth of our crops, and since it has been so warm and dry, and the corn is still pretty early in its growing stage, we need a good soaker to ensure good roots so that in the event of a wind or a rain storm in July, the corn won't fall over...hopefully.
So, today, we watch. We watch the rain as it falls. We're watching the rain gauge across the road as it fills up. We're watching the puddles form on our road, which will inevitably tick me off because my car will be a disaster.
But I shouldn't care.
I don't care.