Try-it Tuesday: How to make it rain

I realize that, as we really get into the swing of fall, most states are already experiencing significantly cooler temps and a lot more moisture than we here in the great state of Texas. (Although we did experience a significant cold snap just in time for my birthday last weekend, and I was thrilled!).

But if you just so happen to live in an area that, like ours, has experienced a shortage of water recently (we experienced quite the drought last summer, which, in spite of more rain this year, is still manifesting its effects in the form of low water levels and lots of dead trees, including several very beautiful, old specimens on our property Sad smile), then I’ve got good news for you.

A very nice representative from a fairly new company known as Junior Rainmakers incorporated contacted me about doing a post for a pretty exciting breakthrough they’ve just achieved.

It seems they’ve discovered the formula for making it rain.

And, as it turns out, it’s not even that complicated, nor does it require very many supplies.

In fact, I had everything I needed just lying around the house, so I thought it couldn’t hurt to at least give it a shot.

Here are your basic necessary elements:

1. An umbrella. Any old model will do.

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2. Two small, cute boys in rain boots (best if one has a thing for leaving his pockets hanging out like puppy dog ears all. the. time). It might work with a different number or gender of children, but I have yet to test those variables.

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3. One average-sized trampoline (clearly its state of dilapidation is no issue whatsoever).

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And here’s what you do:

1. Mix all three ingredients together, and throw in one obnoxious, tag-along little sister if you’ve got one handy…

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2. Start jumping!

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Important: Even if obnoxious, tag-along little sister abandons the cause, and little brother hangs up his umbrella…

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…the true believers just keep on jumping (while chanting, “Rain, rain, go away,” of course. Because there’s nothing that summons the rain quite like telling it not to show up).

3. Allow for an entire 24 hours before full potency.

4. Then take a look out your window, and you should see something a little like this:

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I don’t know if it was just beginner’s luck, but we got a good 6 inches out of this particular experiment.

We’ll have to see if we can tweak the process for precision and timing (wouldn’t want to rain out anybody’s soccer game).

I’ll keep you updated on our progress.

And now a word from this post’s sponsor:

“Please do let us know how our process works for if you give it at try.

We strive for excellence and accuracy in our moisture production, and if you are in any way dissatisfied with the results of your own experiment, we want you to contact us at: makeitrain@struckbylightning.com. We’ll do our best to resolve your issue in as timely a manner as possible.”

Sincerely,

Junior Rainmakers Incorporated

 

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