...two inches of rain, ish.
Here's the North plot. It's slightly lower than the Center and South plots, is the most compacted from construction of the cottage, and gets all the water from the cottage roof. Glug.
Here's the Crater. The five check-dikes we raked up the day before helped a lot but weren't adequate for the two-inch rainfall. I counted forty-two washouts or about one every twenty-five feet on average. I gave Flora and Mr. Universe each separate tours. Flora figured there should have been twice as many check dikes, Mr. Universe figured they should have been twice as big. Gaaah! How am I supposed to get people with such profoundly different philosophies onto the same page? As Dave Barry once wrote, it would be easier to get the entire city of Tokyo to wear matching outfits than to get any two Americans to agree on pizza toppings.