What did one raindrop say to the other?


Three's a Cloud

I realize that complaining about the weather can quickly become rather cliche’, but I happen to like a good cliche’ from time to time. It does seem almost strange to be grumbling about rain here in Central Texas considering the 5 year drought we left behind not so long ago. It is a little difficult to remember just how incredibly dry and devastating those years were for so many farmers and ranchers across Texas. Now that the rain has returned though, it seems to come in bucket after bucket. It was a sad sight to drive around the area this past winter to see so many fields still filled with wet, droopy cotton that simply could not be harvested. This season many of those same farmers have yet to be able to get cotton seed in the ground and the time for doing so has just about passed us by.

In retrospect, I think often about the farmers to our North who are dealing with an even more difficult challenge with all the flooding in the Mid-West. Thankfully, so far, the rains have only been a minor inconvenience here at Whirl’d Works Farm. When the rain is coming, we keep the sheep in the barn as it really has a tendency to mess up their beautiful wool. With shearing day quickly approaching, we are doing all we can to keep those darling sheep and their thick, fine wool fleece nice and dry. The only other issue we’ve really had to deal with was down by the creek that really flooded over during the last storm and knocked down some of our fencing. We’ve had plenty of times when the road has disappeared below the creek, but during the last downpour it was at the highest level we have ever seen it. Words alone cannot adequately describe the amount of water we witnessed draining through our property so here are a few videos to help illustrate:

On the Bright Side

As cliche’s go, with every cloud there’s a silver lining and there are some things to be thankful for. The following picture shows Texas Drought Conditions in April (On Left) and then in May (on Right). I’m not quite sure I remember seeing a map that shows the entire State of Texas being drought-free.

Texas Drought April-May 2019

The amount of moisture around the farm has created the perfect environment do explore and find even more varieties of weird and fantastical fungus. I look forward to venturing into our woods sometime soon to see what new and neat varieties await our discovery, but right now it is still rather swampy back there and the mosquitoes fly in tactical squadrons! We don’t have to go far though to find new fungus as this odd, orange fungus was found growing in a flower bed near the house.

It’s just one of those funky quirks of human nature, but although right now we are all pretty much tired of all the rain, I’m pretty sure in 2-3  months we’ll be praying for it again. There’s more rain coming for now though, so if you’re in Central Texas and reading this during a downpour, here’s a few rainy day puns to brighten your day!

Rainy Day Puns

(Source: Dr. Odd)

  • The weather bureau is an umbrella organization.
  • During his air test a young pilot flew through a rainbow. He passed with flying colors.
  • Why does Snoop dog need an umbrella? Fo’ Drizzle.
  • What do you call a wet bear? A drizzly bear
  • It’s raining cats and dogs. Well, as long as it doesn’t reindeer.
  • How can you wrap a cloud? with a rainbow.
  • What is the Mexican weather report? Chili today and hot tamale.
  • What’s worse than raining buckets? Hailing taxis!
  • What do you call dangerous precipitation? A rain of terror.
  • After a tiring game in the rain a referee likes to wet his whistle.
  • Can Bees fly in the rain? Not without their yellow jackets
  • Why was the blonde standing outside the department store in the rain? She was waiting to cash her rain check!
  • The weather forecast was for freezing rain, and sure enough it was an ice day.
  • What do you call it when it rains chickens and ducks? Fowl weather.
  • The weather man said there won’t be any rain for 6 months, but I drought it.
  • To the artificial rainmakers every cloud has a silver iodide lining!
  • It was raining cats and dogs. There were poodles all over the road.
  • What did the evaporating raindrop say? I’m going to pieces.
  • What do you call two straight days of rain in Seattle? A weekend.
  • I don’t know if I just got hit by freezing rain, but it hurt like hail.
  • During the rainy season I spread out large books for my guests to wipe their feet on. These are the tomes that dry men’s soles.
  • Where do lightning bolts go on dates? To cloud 9
  • I was once camping in the mountains, when it rained. I had to runoff.
  • What often falls but never gets hurt? Rain
  • What’s the difference between a horse and the weather? One is reined up and the other rains down.
  • The state police highway officer worked tirelessly in the heavy rain to assist a lady whose car was stuck in a ditch. He was a real trooper.
  • How do thunderstorms invest their money? In a combination of liquid assets and frozen assets
  • How do you get a latte in the rain forest? Use your Amazon card.
  • Why do cows lie down in the rain? To keep each udder dry.

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