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Re: Rain!

Ugh. Do you have a sump pump? I love rain but don't appreciate
downpours. I like soft gentle rain, helps the plants, good background to
sleep, washed pollen out of the air....

ETN Zone 7 
Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Friday, October 1, 2010 9:49:37 AM 
Subject: [CHAT] Rain! 

Didn't someone once say it never rains but it pours? Well, that's what 
this summer has been like. All summer was terribly dry - the worst 
drought I could remember in the 40 years we've lived here. Then, six 
weeks ago next Sunday we had a downpour that brought us more than 
six inches. Unfortunately the ground was so hard and dry that much of 
this ran off. Then not another drop for five weeks. My pond was down 
to a mudflat, and big trees are turning brown and losing leaves. Then on 
Monday we had a fairly good shower that gave us maybe half an inch. 
Oh well, every drop helps. Now it has been raining for two days and 
the basement is flooded, which has happened maybe five or six times 
in 40 years. There has been about eleven inches, and it's still falling. 
This will probably make up the season's deficit, but it's too late to do 
any good for this season's garden. It will be interesting to see what, 
if anything, survives until next spring. 

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