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Raining Cats, Dogs, Chickens, and more…

October 25th, 2017

This past weekend, we prepared for rain, lots of rain! The forecast kept changing, it started off as an inch and a half, then it started climbing, and kept climbing. Last time I checked, we were closing in on 5″ of rain in 48 hours. This amount of rain is actually pretty normal for us in the fall. A few years ago we actually got over 12 inches of rain in one week.

It started raining around noon yesterday, and sprinkled off and on throughout the day/night. We awoke at 4:30 or so this morning to a great deluge outside and the power going out.

It’s been raining cats & dogs & pretty much every other animal all morning and is going to continue throughout the day & night. We really need the rain, so I’m actually happy. All the birds were given extra food yesterday so I wouldn’t have to go out in the rain to do it. It’s been really dry here in Maine this summer, this rain is much needed for refilling creeks and lakes. It’s also much needed to give me time to work indoors on office work and housework.

Do you live in a rainy area?

2 Comments to “Raining Cats, Dogs, Chickens, and more…”
  1. Margie on October 25, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    My definition of “a lot of rain” was forever changed by Harvey. After receiving 32″ in three days, even those days where we get three or four inches just seem like a light rain. I am thankful that Harvey didn’t take away my love of a good rainy day though. Nothing beats a quiet day curled up with a book.

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  2. Chris on October 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Yes we do! The Pacific Northwest! We also had a very, very dry summer so our fall and winter rainfall is much needed too! We also rely on snowpack in the mountains for replenishing lakes, rivers, streams and our power is all hydroelectric!
    Let it rain! :)

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