The Drought Continues

11 Jun

I see the blue skies and puffy clouds and wish they were rain clouds.  Our drought has continued.

They said on the news that we are nearly seven inches down on rain for the year, and we were already dry going into this year.

We are also ridiculously hot for this time of year.

Dolly checking out the tall grass right before it was mowed

My hay was mowed, but it isn’t going to grow much until we get more rain.

That worries me for my soybeans.

It worries me for my pasture.

Aurora and Maybeline

I have already been watering the garden almost every day.  Ironically, the weeds are the only things that are doing well there.  The row stuff is pretty spotty, but I don’t think it would do much good to replant.

There’s a few corn plants coming up in there.

Well, the tomatoes look okay with the watering.

tomato and blossom

We really need rain, but even when we’ve had those gray clouds I haven’t gotten anything.  One afternoon, my mom got rain (a couple of miles from me) and I could see rain in the distance and hear thunder, but my farm had only a few sprinkles.

It didn’t even slow down my watering the garden.

watering a broccoli plant

Please send rain.

5 Responses to “The Drought Continues”

  1. Jeanne June 12, 2021 at 12:12 am #

    We totally understand your problem with the drought, since we’re going through the same thing here in our state. And normally we have plenty of rain. We did get some rain today, after the weather guys kept predicting it for days, and nothing came. So this was refreshing. I won’t know till tomorrow morning, how much we got. It won’t be enough, though, because what we really need is a week-long rain. We are in danger of forest fires which is frightening.

    I gather that you can’t water your garden. Am I correct?

    Those first two pictures are really beautiful, the way the sun is shining behind the clouds. I pray that we all get the much needed rain.

    • Teresa June 12, 2021 at 11:49 am #

      I am watering plants, but my peppers are still burning up. I would need a soaker hose for the row stuff, and I don’t have one and my garden is too big for that to be efficient and affordable. Also, we’re so hot that the seeds that did germinate were almost immediately fried. It’s just not going to be a good year.

  2. Jeanne June 12, 2021 at 11:47 am #

    Well, our rain gauge looks like it has about a half inch of rain in it. I can’t see it too well from the kitchen window, and haven’t gone outside yet. But it certainly was nice to get that. Unfortunately, it’s not near enough to even come close to ending the drought.

    • Teresa June 12, 2021 at 11:48 am #

      Glad you got that much!

  3. janicead June 12, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

    Rains at just the right time are so critical for farmers.

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