Our soil doesn't even usually hold water for 30sec much less all day. I'm so happy to have this rain it is a blessing! We need the grass to grow for the livestock and not running irrigation will save money.
Even our big oak is droopy with wet. The sheep have been taking advantage nibbling on the leaves since its so close. Only three up front here, the ewes are all in the barn staying as dry as possible. I let them out to graze and feed them early this am when it was lighter rain. The whole area is getting a good wash down to start fresh:-)) Now I can see the grass grow with every drop of rain, yeah!!! So as long as the tornados stay away from us I'm happy with the rain!