Hot

22 Jun

June is supposed to be beautiful and green and wonderful.  This year, June has been hot and miserable.  We’ve had eleven days at 87*F (30.5*C) or hotter.  Five of them were above 90*F (32.2*C).  With our humidity, the heat indexes have been dangerous. Add to that we’ve had a total of two-tenths an inch of rain all month, and it’s really not a pretty or happy place to be right now.  Not to mention, it makes me cranky.

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The rains seem to always skirt the farm.  Last night, we got a tenth of an inch while people an hour or so north of me got four or five inches.

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The buffer strip that was just mowed for hay looks like it’s late August out there, and the ground is rock hard.

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Because of the horrible dry conditions since we planted pumpkins, I haven’t had very many come up.

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Yesterday, before the rains, I re-planted the acre of pumpkins.  This time, I did it by hand because the planter was not very consistent and broke some seeds.  Thankfully, my mom helped me with a couple of rows, but it was a long miserable day, and I have the blisters to prove it.

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We better get the necessary rain for them to germinate because there will be no more opportunities for re-planting.  Please, Mother Nature, send us the needed rain for our crops.

I do hope you’ll consider coming back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for this week are at the top of my sidebar.

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11 Responses to “Hot”

  1. celticmama36 June 22, 2016 at 7:33 pm #

    I pray that you get the rain that you need very soon. We’ve had so much extra here on the Texas Gulf coast. If I could send it to you, I certainly would!

    Have a blessed day. 🙂

    • Teresa June 22, 2016 at 7:35 pm #

      I know. It seems like everyone is either baking or drowning. So wish we could even things out a bit.

      • celticmama36 June 22, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

        I wish so, too. We’re doing both baking and drowning. I don’t know if it has been higher today or not because I never checked, but a day or so ago our heat index was 106 degrees. And the mosquitoes are unreal. :/

      • Teresa June 22, 2016 at 8:37 pm #

        Yikes.

      • celticmama36 June 22, 2016 at 11:37 pm #

        My sentiments exactly. At least we have water, though. I feel really bad for those of you that are so dry.

  2. S. J. Qualls June 22, 2016 at 9:18 pm #

    The heat and mug are miserable here as well. Our heat index has been 100 or better every day for a couple of weeks now. We haven’t had many of the usual pop-up showers and our ground is like a rock too. I’m hoping you get some decent rain for your pumpkins and other veggies and fruits.

    • Teresa June 22, 2016 at 9:19 pm #

      Thanks, Sharon. Hope you get some relief too.

  3. Margaret June 23, 2016 at 1:39 am #

    Those two little pumpkin plants look a bit miserable on their own in that big feet and I hope you get the rain soon

    • Teresa June 23, 2016 at 7:03 am #

      They really do. Thanks, Margaret.

  4. Jeanne June 23, 2016 at 11:28 pm #

    It’s really miserable when it’s that dry! I hope and pray that your pumpkins will get the moisture they need. I’m sorry you had to replant by hand – what an exhausting job! 😥

    • Teresa June 24, 2016 at 7:00 am #

      At least it’s done. I just hope they grow now. Thanks for your good wishes.

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