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post #1 of 17 Old 01-12-2013, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Question Where oh where is the sun??!!

My back pasture is still flooded from the creek and my arena like soup! Plus, we're looking for more rain starting tonight and lasting for days. It's not particularly cold, not even cool right now so it seems like you can see the mold growing! Gotta love southeast Texas weather. This is definitely putting a dent in my training schedule!
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post #2 of 17 Old 01-12-2013, 10:16 AM
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Well take heart...some places here in PA we've barely seen any sun since Sandy blew through. Near two months of straight rain, slush, or snow. The sun is just peeping out today with some warm weather which means the semi-frozen slop is now turningback into mucky slop. And with water logged soils, everything is flooded!

Now, doesn't that make you feel a little better?
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post #3 of 17 Old 01-12-2013, 10:20 AM
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Not over here! My fields are flooded and the temperature is zero, due to be freezing tomorrow.
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post #4 of 17 Old 01-12-2013, 04:08 PM
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The rain in the UK has got beyond a joke.

March last year, was very dry and in many areas there were hosepipe bans. Since May it has hardly stopped raining.
Harvest was diabolical - maize (corn) was only about 4 feet high and thin with very few heads due to the rain it was not able to be collected until late October/November by then it was practically black. Fields that are normally harvested and replanted, lie fallow with deep tractor ruts all over them.

A friend locally who records rainfall says that the norm over the last few years is 34 inches - 2011 he has recorded 60 inches.

We did have only light rain daytime last week but it is back with a vengeance today. Temperatures are dropping and a freeze forecast for next week. Going to be wonderful as the roads are just waterways because the land can take no more.

As for the sun, we did see it yesterday first time in weeks!
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post #5 of 17 Old 01-12-2013, 10:35 PM
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Sorry guys....us west coasties got the sun....unfortunaltey it didn't come with 20 degrees (short and t-shirt weather).
I've been out every day.....getting my vitamin D therapy. We're going to have this glorious weather right til the end of this week. AFter that I don't know who's next.
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post #6 of 17 Old 01-12-2013, 10:39 PM
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Would you rather swap for the snow storm we're having? Like 9" of snow getting dumped in about 24 hrs along with the wind? No sun here, either.
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post #7 of 17 Old 01-12-2013, 10:59 PM
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Since the 1st it's been raining here almost every day. I hate it.
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post #8 of 17 Old 01-13-2013, 11:11 AM
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I feel your pain gigem...Everything is just gross outside. Muddy paddocks and muddy horses. I'm trying not to complain though because it won't be long before it is 100 degrees in the shade.
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post #9 of 17 Old 01-13-2013, 11:51 AM
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Very bright & sunny here! However it is -25C with a foot of snow!
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post #10 of 17 Old 01-13-2013, 12:07 PM
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Yep, VERY rainy and VERY nasty over here in Katy, too xD our arena is 6" under water, the rest of the farm is a muddy soup. The poor filly I'm rehabilitating has thrush and can't really go outside because its so wet, and my mare and foal are standing is three inches of mud. I'm wary of complaining though...you have to admit this is better than NO rain AT ALL for an entire year and having hay prices sky rocket. We're getting hay right now for only $110 a round bale!

The bad thing about that though, is that our truck and trailer gets stuck in the mud, so we've had to hand-roll each and every round bales from the front of our farm to each pasture (some are at the end of 40 acres, and over an almost-flooded bridge). Talk about lots of mud! And the further you roll it, the less hay is usable, but the more it weighs >.> and if you stop for even a moment, the bale starts sinking in the mud!

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