Friday, March 1, 2013

First Rain!

       March 1st is the date given for the start of rainy season here in Gamboula, and this morning we had our first rain! We have had a few small rains pass us by in the last few days, but today we had a large system come in and provide us with a nice long rain. It got really dark at first and there was some wind and thunder with the downpour, but then the sky lightened. We had a few hours of soaking rain, which we really needed to get deep in the ground. 
       All this rain means that planting season has begun, and there is going to be a lot of work starting to happen around here. It is definitely an exciting time of year to be here and be a part of all the action that is going on, both in families' lives, as well as the work at the farm. 

Just after running home in the rain.