Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Beggars can't be choosers

You'll never believe what happened here on Friday. 

It rained! 

And I wasn't around to witness it, damn it. I saw a few tiny puddles on the road coming back from town and figured 
there must have been a little shower, but the rain gauge at home told me .23" of liquid gold had fallen on the ranch. 
This is barely a drop in the bucket for most folks, but out here, it's a reason to party like there's no tomorrow. 

Then on Sunday, it rained again! A whopping one-hundredth of an inch! 
And this time I was home to watch it in all its glory.

Rain is such a rarity in these parts that we stop everything to stare at it in wonder
and get our noseprints all over the windows.

Freakin' awesome.

Smooch: ...83, 84, 85, 86...

It was almost suppertime when the storm hit, and Wynonna got caught in the torrent 87 drops that fell.

Afraid she might melt, she ran back to her stall to wait out the downpour.

Smooch: Time to wash the windows again.


  1. Hooray! Celebrate every drop!

  2. Congratulations
    I so wish I could email/FedEx'd/mailed/transport the constant rain we have had here in Alberta for the last few months!
    I hope Wynonna got her supper ;p

  3. You know our resident inside, outside, upside down philosopher RyLeigh, well on Friday when it rained here he said "gosh, maybe now the forests will be happy and not all fired up anymore". Yep, when it comes to stating the obvious in a unique way Mr. Ry has it all sewn up.
    The rain was glorious, and like you we said we got 101 drops, but it was wet. Hurrah for rain. Oma Linda

  4. I love the smell of rain and the earth. May the skies be cloudy and the rain nourishing for the 7MSN!

  5. I'm surprised Wynonna doesn't like to partake of the natural shower. I'd have thought it would be refreshing for her.

    We've been getting a lot of rain here and I just love the clean air smell that comes with it. There's nothing better!

    Enjoy the downpour. :o)


  6. That's funny. I live where we get lots of rain generally (although this has been a below level year) and even with it regularly, as soon as it starts to rain, the sheep, with all that wool, run for the barns. Tough not!

  7. Congrats on your liquid gold! Here in SW Colorado, we're waiting to celebrate some rain of our own. Glad you got some moisture!

  8. Awesome! Every time I see Smooch I can't wait to see what happens..she is just a beauty :)

  9. Lucky you. We still haven't had a drop here in Phoenix. When monsoon comes we are going to blow away.

  10. fantastic! such a release. but poor Wynonna, she was all wet.

  11. Check out the rain spout! I know what you mean. Just as dry here in Bakersfield, California.

  12. We are so jealous! In Albuquerque, near the University, we had lots of rumbling and a few flashes and about 30 seconds of actual water falling from the sky. We danced for your good fortune, however.

  13. Totally worth the window washing, right?

  14. So glad you finally got some rain. I hope NM gets enough to get over the terrible drought. My neck of Nebraska (the second-worst in drought state) has had plenty lately, and I'd be happy to share.

  15. That Smooch is a weatherman ... counting very drop!

  16. Yay for counting raindrops! Run Wy! Look at the rain coming out of the downspout!
    I meant to comment on an earlier post about the plants in the sunroom. Nice.