We had a big thunderstorm roll through the area last night and it put down a good amount of precipitation. Annoyingly, I didn't have my rain gauge out so I don't know how much, exactly, came down. That said, there was enough rain that the section of the garden I had dug out the day before to turn the soil had filled up with water.
There's a lot of standing water around the yard today. Luckily our basement has stayed dry. The soil here is about 80% silt, so it should drain quickly enough over the next few days. However, all this water also means my work on expanding the garden is going to be held up a little bit. With the soil that muddy it just tends to get compacted when it is moved around, and compacted soil is not good for most plants.
My pea sprouts seem to have handled the transition outside and the rainstorm pretty well. I'm still terrified that I am going to come out one morning to discover that they were made into a bunny's late-night snack. I've read that if I can get them past the sprout stage rabbits tend to leave them alone, so here's to hoping they'll grow a little quicker; the rabbits have really been out and about in the neighborhood of late.