This unexpected storm has continued to gently shower me with rain all day today. I didn't expect to collect much water since it was such a light rain but when I checked the tanks tonight they had collected 500 gallons! Woohoo!
I have plenty of water now and I didn't have to haul it from somewhere else or pay to have it delivered.
They are even predicting that the monsoons this summer will be earlier and wetter than normal. I believe the official start date for the monsoons is July 15th so that is 8 weeks away. Now I have 1,200 gallons of water and I only use around 50 gallons a week. That means I can give my trees lots of water over the next 8 weeks and not worry about not having enough for doing laundry.
When I was checking my water tanks I saw my first Desert Willow blooms from my baby tree.
The flowers can be pink to dark purple. I was hoping for dark purple but these are pretty too.