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The skies have opened and a steady rain falls on a September morning in the southeastern Virginia countryside.
Folks in the Tidewater region are no strangers to a wet day. They get more than 46 1/2 inches of rain a year, which is almost 8 inches more than what falls on Seattle annually.
While it’s by no means a frog-strangling gully-washer, the rain is steady enough to add more than 1 1/2 inches when the day is done. And, as it is in most corners of the world, a significant rain such as this is the main topic of conversation at Thunderhorse Farm in Zuni, Va.
“We’ve had our fair share of rain lately,” says Darren Owen, owner of Indian Fields Farrier Service in Suffolk, Va. “It rained so much one day last week that some downtown Norfolk streets were shut down because they…