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.