Please pray for us. We need rain desperately. The creek is dry and we've been having to use our drinking supply to keep the garden and livestock alive. Normally the 500 gallon tank will last us one month but with having to use it for everything else, we get about 2 weeks out of it. Even with double-tasking the water supply (using dishwater to water the garden) it isn't going to stretch too far.
Right now we simply do not have the infrastructure in place to expand. We may have already expanded too far with a large garden this year. We do not have a well or a pond yet and are relying on harvested rainwater and water deliveries. 1000 gallons of water delivered only costs me $50, so we won't go dry but I do not want to have to use that forever. I had hoped for more rain than we're getting.
We have not had more than a few drops the entire month of April. The forecast between now and Monday calls for scattered thunderstorms with a 30% chance of rain. We've heard that forecast before though and I had to watch big black clouds soar by without dropping anything on us. 1 inch of rain will give us over 300 gallons collected off the main roof but would also refill the creek and soak in the garden beds. We could use a good 3 inches here.
Life won't be so precarious when we have more infrastructure set up, and we also missed harvesting most of the winter rainfall in collection tanks and pond (no pond). But for now we need the rain in order to thrive and expand. Otherwise, we're just holding on to what we've got for this year. We'd still consider that a deep blessing, but it would be very nice to expand out our first year.