Sunday, June 12, 2011
Too Darn Hot!!!
And to make matters worse we've had very little rain this spring and everything is bone dry. Our county is one of the 20 or so already designated as disaster areas because of the drought. Over the last 10 weeks we've, officially, had only 2.2 inches of rain, we're nearly 7 inches under where we should be, and last year ended with us being 12 inches under for the year, so it's bad. When we do get rain it has been very widely scattered, which means that the airport (that's the official weather station for this area) may get rain and we never see a drop of it. I'm sure we haven't had anywhere near 2.2 inches in the last couple of months.
We've been watering the garden every day and the lawn every couple of days, but it's too expensive to keep doing that for long.
They say some rain is heading this way this evening, with high winds, hail, and lightning, I'd normally complain about that but we need the rain so badly that I won't. I'll just hope that the bad stuff misses us and we get some rain.
There have been some fires in the counties around us, and the Okeefenokee Swamp has a fire that has been burning since April. You'd think that with the conditions we're having that no one would do any outdoor burning, but a couple of our neighbors have done it anyway. One neighbor, whose next-door-neighbor was burning a pile of garden debris, said she actually asked them if they were that stupid. Makes you wonder.