I awoke this morning to the sound of rainfall against my bedroom window and thought to myself....how much rain can the ground actually hold? My new rain barrel is certainly reaping the benefits. My yard, on the other hand, can only take so much rain before a small lake starts forming in the lowest part of our property. I am told by long-time neighbors that many years ago, a railroad track ran next to our 1-acre property, and that the "low spot" was created intentionally. I have no doubts about the tracks once being there as I frequently come across rocks, stones and cinders when digging in that area of the yard; and occasionally, an old railroad spike will find its way to the surface.
* "The rain rain rain came down down down...."
From: Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
Written by: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman