I was standing in the kitchen this morning, looking out the window. It's raining again - it's been pouring since last evening. The amount of rain we've had lately really is a double edged sword. We are too wet right now but I'm very thankful that we do not live in an area that is suffering from years of drought. Georgia is finally out of a drought after 3 years. I can't imagine how those folks survive with little to no water. I don't think that is something we need to worry about but things change so quickly, buy August we could be extremely dry and it just pays off to be prepared for everything. We collect rainwater runoff from our outbuildings for the gardens. I haven't set the rain barrels out yet as we haven't needed the water. I'm sure we will set them out soon.
Our property sets on an 8000 acre aqua fir (underground lake). Water is plentiful as we have many natural springs on the farm as does our neighbor next to us. The chance of us running out of water is slim but the natural water table does diminish when we have an extreme dry spell. We do not take this natural water source for granted and conserve water wherever we can. As much as I would much prefer to be outside working today, I'm not going to whine about the rain. It's truly a gift that we always seem to appreciate more when we don't get any.
An Enchanted Place—-Sunday, August 20, 2017
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