September 1, 2010
Rain, Rain! Where are You?
Man, we here in Northern Indiana, are in BAD need of some rain. OH, it has rained in the last month, a few times.... For a short while.... Just enough to get the surface wet, and then evaporate back into the air... Bummer.
So things are suffering. My strawberry plants were starting to curl, and the dirt in my usually VERY NICE garden, is as hard as a rock. So we have been using the garden sprinkler to try too help. Nothing is like the rain though.
The grasses which feed our GRASS FED ANIMALS is starting to dry, and the only grasses left are the tall grasses. Usually around the pond there is some lush green grass, even when it starts to get a little dry. In our 4 years of living on this farm, I have NEVER seen the pond THIS LOW.
Where is the rain?
Hubby came home yesterday and said he saw a local farmer had completely picked one of his fields of corn, because it was all dried and ready... Usually, they don't pick until October... Last year there were still fields standing at Thanksgiving, and even Christmas because the fields had been too damp! Amazing how different 2 years can be!
So, in looking at the forecast in our area, I see a chance of rain today and tomorrow. I am praying that we get rain!
How about you? What is it like in YOUR area? Have you been super dry or are you getting enough rain? Hubby is praying that the hurricane is going to get us some of that much needed rain... How about YOU???