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post #11 of 24 Old 07-19-2012, 12:48 PM
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I am NOT complaining, but we DO need a break from the rain here also .. just enough to be able to cut the hay ...

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post #12 of 24 Old 07-19-2012, 12:58 PM
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Dance, Dance, Dance!!
We did get .25 last sunday, it didn't even make a puddle. The ground was dust again the next day. Boooo!!!

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post #13 of 24 Old 07-19-2012, 01:07 PM
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Hey, us too! We've been in serious draught for about a month, and this morning we got a good downpour. Wish it had waited ten minutes so I could have finished bedding down stalls, but I can't complain.
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post #14 of 24 Old 07-20-2012, 12:11 AM
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Good for you MHf. Just like every year at this time, we just get threats.. thunder and lightening...but no rain. I wish it would just "get it on", or clear out!

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post #15 of 24 Old 07-20-2012, 06:11 AM
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MH,

Glad you finally got some rain, some are getting no rain and others a lot, not a lot middle ground this year.

We had our 5 year drought a few years ago, but a little more rain here would not hurt.


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post #16 of 24 Old 07-20-2012, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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How frustrating Missy. That's how it's been the last few rounds of rain, albeit mostly pathetic amounts (prior to actually getting some this time) I could see the lightning north & south of us, talk to friends less than 10 miles either direction that were getting rain while we were in this lovely little dry spot...ugh.

Thanks Kevin. Rain has never felt, sounded or smelled so good. We'll add GA to the list for our rain dancin'

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post #17 of 24 Old 07-20-2012, 09:36 AM
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I've heard on radio just other day that 55% of US has drought this year. And that it's worst drought in many years (like 20 years or something, as I said Maryland got several inches of rain less this Spring than usually). So expect the food prices to go up later this year... :(

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It's scary Val. Even more scary that it's so widespread. It's been such a strange year, we really didn't have a winter, then an early, hot spring and now this. (maybe the mayans were onto something after all lol) I looked up some stats for us, our county has over 350,000 acres of tillable land, with them saying 75%+ loss on all of those soybeans & field corn. Food costs are going to skyrocket. I'm cringing at the thought of what beef prices will be. Dan & I have talked about getting some meat chickens, stocking up on the feed now before it goes higher and doing our own butchering.

Here's a few pictures, some local, some from other areas in my state.

This is a 200 acre protected wetlands about 30 miles from here
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A reservoir that's a popular vacation spot
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My neighbor's corn field less than a mile away
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And what the corn itself looks like
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post #19 of 24 Old 07-20-2012, 09:49 AM
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We had no winter, early spring, and then in end of March we had a strike of freezing weather. The result was no cherry, quite a little of sour cherry, and looks like pear and plum trees were touched too, so I'm not positive about the crop. :(

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post #20 of 24 Old 07-20-2012, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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That stinks! I would imagine the fruit trees didn't fare well. It's awful to think about just how much this affects across the country.

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