I can’t even remember the last time it rained all day here. It was a long, long time ago! It started raining before sunrise and it just kept on going. I had to go to Walmart to get an ink cartridge first thing this morning, so I went ahead and dropped Walter off at work to save him a drenching.
By the time we were ready to head up to Robin’s house, it was really pouring. Water, water, everywhere! It was so exciting! In fact, when we left Robin’s house after being there for a couple of hours, the pond was very noticeably higher than it had been when we arrived.
We all but swam our way up to the farm for Biology class. The boys played out in the rain all afternoon while Lucy and Ilse looked at microorganisms under the microscope. I was so sleepy I couldn’t stay awake so I didn’t. I napped.
It was still raining when we jounced slowly back down the hill, with Jasper anchoring the microscope in the back until we hit the real road. The inside of the van was pretty wet because it is leaking in a lot of places now.
It was raining pretty hard when we arrived home, but please note that I am not complaining. We need rain like this every few days until the end of the year!
It was warm but not hot, and what with the rain and the overcast skies I found myself thinking that just maybe fall is going to come this year after all.
I promised you a photo of my lettuce plant today. Here you go:
It has grown noticeably in four days! Tonight I shaved a tiny bit more off the bottom to see if that will help it be able to keep growing. My goal is a free salad one of these days!