A Little Light Rain

misty morning

“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.”
~ Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

 

We’ve woken to light rain on the roof, here at the farm. There is rain enough that it is gurgling in the gutters, and running into our tanks. Everything is glossy and green again.

wild ginger

Rain right now, coming into spring, is a blessing. It’s the driest year in our district since 1902. Rain now will get the grass growing, ease the discomfort of the trees in the orchard, and nourish the tender new seedlings in my vegetable beds.

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It’s good for our souls too. There is something cleansing and nurturing about rain – the smell it brings, the moisture in the air, the richness it releases from leaves and soil.

Today I can wear my gumboots, and do a happy dance for my cows. I can rejoice in the morning’s soggy beauty.

last lotus

Later I shall sit in front of the fire, listening to rain on the roof, as I write, write, write and drink tea while soup bubbles away on the stove. This afternoon, a few psychic appointments to take me through until dinner.

There can’t be much better than that. Life is beautiful, all shiny bright from rain.

Bless xx

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8 thoughts on “A Little Light Rain

  1. ” Woohoo” It’s raining here too! And what a welcome relief it is too! We are in our summer months here in Vancouver, Canada & we have been having a pretty hot humid stretch. The leaves on the trees have been looking pretty limp these last few days. Hopefully it rains for a few days to help out with the wildfires up in the interior, clear up the smog, freshen up the gardens, plus the added bonus of a free car wash! ” life is good”! & so is the soup! : O )

  2. Ohhh what an amazing picture . We have rain too …streaming down the windows while i drink my morning coffee and contemplate .
    Cherryx

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