Friday, July 27, 2012

Rain, Blessed Rain

A Welcome Sight!

Dear Friends,

Happy Friday to you! We have been very grateful to have received rain twice this week, after weeks of temperatures up in the 100s, and no rain in sight. We had been praying for rain for the farmers and animals every day, and hope that the drought in the Midwest is coming to an end.

You can see how brown everything is~ 
Very different from the normal green!

It was actually cool enough to go for a walk yesterday morning, so of course we took advantage of the opportunity!

Thank goodness that our little garden out front has done well despite the heat (except for the things that were eaten by groundhogs while we were away). We're so glad that groundhogs don't like collards and herbs!

Thank you, little rain!

Today we've been learning about birds, while our dog is trying on her personalized tag for size~

We are also loving this tea tree oil cream that we bought before our trip. We used it on the trip for everything from scratches, to sunburn, to bites, to emergency toothpaste and diaper cream! We love all-purpose items that save space and are all-natural.

Another thing that we loved on our trip was buying one of those egg toys that take three days to hatch into a dinosaur. We put it into a jar of water in the back seat, and it was vastly entertaining watching it grow! Try it next time to you take a road trip with youngsters.☺

May you all have a wonderful, restful weekend, and those of you who have too much rain, feel free to send some our way!




  1. Marqueta,

    Thank you for the letter. I'll be sending you one back very soon. :)

    Hooray for your rain. I hope the weather stays cooler and the rain continues.

    Have a lovely weekend

  2. Praise God for rain - every little drop is welcome when you've been so dry!
    Eggs that hatch into dinosaurs sounds like great fun to watch!
    My boys would have loved them when they were small :-)
    Hope you get some more good useful rain, my friend.
    blessings..Trish xx

  3. Isn't it wonderful? I guess next year I'll plant collard greens if the animals leave them alone. Don't know what was more devastating this year the drought or the animals. Have a nice weekend with your lovely family, Marqueta!

  4. I am sure with the weather and temps you have been having the rain felt so good. It is amazing how when we are denied something, how important it becomes xox Clarice

  5. Rabbits have been munching our garden here you would not believe the lengths they will go to getting under my fence it might be Peter Rabbit himself!! Enjoy the rain and your summer Love Heather

  6. We too, were thrilled when the rains came at last. I could practically hear the Earth breathe a refreshed sigh of relief, and the next day, all was green again.
    Hope that hatching dino is one of the small kind.

  7. The tea tree oil sounds wonderful and I am going to have to add that to my list of things to look out for while I am out-and-about.

    I was thinking of you when you came here to Utah and wished we could have gotten together :) I hope you had a lovely time!!!!

    Many hugs dear friend! Tell everyone hello!

  8. Hi Friend! How goes it? We have had quite a bit of rain lately. In fact, storms came on Saturday night that dropped 3 inches an hour! There were flood warnings in some counties. But we needed it, I hear. And it has been SOOOOO hot, the water I think just evaporates right back up. I am still getting reacquainted with this sandy soil! Easy to dig weeds out of though! I hope you are getting settled back in and all is well.



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