We have been wishing for rain lately. Our forest fire hazard has been “High” and smoke still fills the valley from the terrible fires burning a couple of hundred miles south of us. There, twenty thousand people have been evacuated from their homes. Luckily, things are a lot better for us, but it was still worrying. Joan is constantly checking the internet to see where the latest fires are.
The weather forecast yesterday and overnight called for a 60% chance of showers, and we had our fingers crossed, but rain was a “no show,” yesterday all we got was wind a few sprinkles. It was time to take things into our own hands, so I turned on the water sprayer in the garden overnight.
I figured that if I watered the garden it would probably rain, and sure enough as the sprayer revolved and hissed through the night, the rains came. It was a goodly amount too, enough to make us stop worrying for a while.
I have found the water sprayer method a fairly reliable way to cause rain. Washing your car is also an effective method.
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