Gavilan Trading Post

Valley of the Moon Ranch, NM


Danielle's picture

We've had almost two solid weeks of rain (plus a few weeks of sporadic rain before hand), which has included not one, but TWO torrential down pours! The first big rain filled our dry and cracked pond, or at least we thought it was full, until the second big rain came, which flooded the upper field and is drowning the Chamisa brush on the pond sides. It's wonderful to see so much water in all of the water catchments and to see the fields green with grass and almost all of the bare ground carpeted with succulent Purslane while the shaded areas are exploding with various fungi. This is the most rain we've seen on the ranch in our nine years here, pretty cool and we hope it keeps coming!

(A gully washer 'filling' the pond during the first big rain)