Having lived here for 3-1/2 years, if I’ve learned one thing, it’s that I’ll never complain about rain. In southwest Louisiana, where I spent most of my life, I would have sworn it rained every day and it seemed no matter what we had planned for outside, we could bet rain was going to interfere with our plans. Southwest Louisiana and central Texas are not that far apart, as far as distance, but there’s a world of difference with the climates. Besides having so little rain here, except for a couple of months in the worst of the summer, our nights are chilly and if it wasn’t for the dusty wind blowing non-stop, we could turn off the a/c and sleep comfortably with our windows open except from about mid-July to mid-September.
Towards the end of last week, we had a couple of days of rain predicted. My garden sits on the slightest of inclines and with newly planted seeds that had not yet been mulched, I was a bit concerned but the weather forecast showed we would get about a quarter inch of rain on Thursday night and about half an inch of rain during the day on Friday. That shouldn’t create any issues. Thursday night it was a slow drizzle every now and then but by Friday, we had a lot of rain.
When this photo was taken, we had received almost 1-3/4″ but by the time the rain was done, we had about 2-1/4″. A bit more than was predicted but so appreciated.
It looks like the garden was ok. There’s one part of one row where lettuce was planted and it had not come up yet and it may have washed out. If it doesn’t sprout by the end of this week, I’ll plant something else there. It’s probably too late to plant lettuce.
This is out our back door headed to the shop and it’s an ugly mess. I want to scrape away all this rock, then use some big rocks to form a short “wall”, put a pipe underneath it all so that water drains and doesn’t get trapped there, add the small rocks back but keep them contained within the “walls”. Then, on each side, frame up a little narrow garden where I can plant a kitchen garden . . basil, thyme, parsley, cilantro, oregano, a few green onions, maybe some lettuce . . that kind of stuff.
More work for Vince . . but I think it would look much nicer and be convenient to have the herbs right there.