Called home, the Mrs. says we've had rain coming down steady the last 5 hours or so. We haven't had this much rain in the last 2 1/2 months. Yippie. Come on now garden, grow. I believe a nekkid dance in the rain when I get home is called for.
Ripple effect of drought. According to yesterday's newspaper TVA says electric rates may go up because they can't generate as much hydroelectric power with lower water levels. Also shipping costs are going up because of low water levels resulting in lighter and longer trips for barges.
My cattle are still in full bloom; however, they aren't overlooking any opportunity for supplemental feed either. Just trying to limp along until the renter harvests the corn and I can turn them out on the stubble.
We had some last night for an hour or so and this morning it was like it never happened. Soil is Dry as a bone and hard as a rock. I'm trying to get posts in for a new pasture for the goats and it's killing me!!!
The last two weeks we have had over 7" of rain along with Flash flood warnings. and the last few .Nites we have gotten about 1/20 of a inch per nite. All I can say is we need it. The resivoiur is up but not full.
Nothing here either for about 2.5 months. Since we are in *sell house mode* I'm having to water the front lawn in order to keep it green...well, somewhat green anyway. We have lotsa' thunder but it's not dropping anything. My realtor suggested I not do the large veggie garden this year since most folks don't like *that*..either way, I guess she was right. *sigh*
In the last 56 days it has rained every day except three. And to make it worse, its been raining TWICE every day! Unbelieveable. And at least half of the time they have been real gulley washers. I am not complaining, tho. It hasnt gotten hotter than 90 degrees but a couple of times and usually July is over 100 every day.
Yes, we got wonderful rain, hours of wonderful rain. We were getting dry again. We still need a couple weeks of steady rain up here to get the ground wet down deep. Our garden is beautiful and overflowing. I've had to water the garden a few times in the last couple weeks, but it is soaked now!
We got a nice rain yesterday afternoon, had been without for about 10-14 days. I'm not complaining, this has been the best growing season I've seen in our 10 years here. The garden just seems to like rain water so much better then tab water.
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