Tuesday, June 19, 2007


To the North:

To the east:

To the West:
(The "To the South" picture didn't
come out. But it was there too...)

At our house:

The sum total of all our rain:

Our lush, green pastures:

Standing in tall clover:
A shrubbery:

Not much left:
Our willow nursery (formerly known as "our pond")
is the only thing keeping the goats happy.

I learned an important new phrase today: "willow hay."

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At 6/19/2007 9:41 PM, Blogger EPM said...

I can SO sympathize with you! We are in a severe drought in our part of West TN as well. Over 40 inches down for the past 2.5 years. At my house yesterday we did manage to squeek by with 3/10 of an inch. Our pasture managed with 1/2 inch. Our cattle are already being fed hay and the hay prices are sky-rocketing! 4 herds of 250+ head in our area have already liquidated. There has been rain all around us, just like you and it seems to keep missing us! We're praying for rain daily and I'll add you to our list!

At 6/20/2007 5:57 AM, Anonymous Kelly said...

I'm so sorry. This is a grim summer coming on, but I'm still dancing and hoping for those dry regions. We got about an hour of rain yesterday, late in the day and the temps cooled some, so it didn't evaporate. Hope it heads your way!

At 6/20/2007 12:14 PM, Blogger Kati said...

oh no! I've been complaining about the little rain too, but we must have had enough snow this past to keep our soil moist for a while longer. And I still have water in the cistern. The storms often go sailing past us too, but what little rain there has been has barely wet the soil. Meanwhile in Saskatchewan and other places -- floods! Hope you get just the right amount of rain soon.

At 6/20/2007 5:44 PM, Blogger barefoot gardener said...

Well, I have heard that if you hang your laundry out on the line it is almost guaranteed to rain. Maybe if you hung out some clothes those nice rain clouds would come running on over?
Good Luck!

At 6/20/2007 10:10 PM, Blogger Morgan said...

umm not good!

At 6/22/2007 6:55 PM, Blogger Beo said...

I think you need to plan an elaborate family picnic or camping trip. That has always worked in our family...

Cool that the goats get to eat your pond though.


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