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100 Degrees at 8PM Almost Unheard of Heat in the Heartland! - 07/22/12 07:29 PM
Just got in from some chores and it is still over 100 degrees here. If I was in the Southwest i would not be commenting on this as it is most likely normal weather there... And yes, even here it gets over 100 this time of year occassionally...like last year...when it hit 100 for about 1 hour for the year. But we usually have it interspersed with some cold fronts coming down from the North and West and numerous thunderstorms and showers...and it simply is not happening this year. Last week I said it was getting touch and go on some (4 comments)
Which Side of the Fence Are You On Anyway? - 07/20/12 07:56 PM
I am not a big fan of fences. Granted there is a time and place for some fences...but for the most part I would like to see fences disappear. It is hard to be on both sides of the fence at the same time...and if there is no fence...you do not have to worry about it. My new neighbors to the south...some very nice folks... put in a fence last fall. It required them to move 3 sprinkler heads about 2 feet farther into his yard because he had to put the fence about 18" off the lot line due to undeground cable (5 comments)
Rain Drops Keep Missing My Head! - 07/18/12 09:16 PM
It is official...I am declaring we are in a drought. No...not because the weatherman or the gov't said so... and Not because it hasn't rained significantly for weeks... Why then? Because I washed my truck and left it out but the rain clouds did not stop... it clouded up so I decided to go mow the back yard which almost always guarantees rain half way through....nope not a drop. I had to keep mowing until I was done! I took a shower and then went back outside and the wind came up and the clouds drew close...and then...one weak bolt of lightening that looked (4 comments)
If All Else Fails...Paint Your Lawn Green - 07/17/12 08:43 PM
I am luckier than most...we live in an area of Nebraska where there is an abundance of water...only a few feet under the foundations of our homes. I heard tonight about a guy in Indianapolis who is painting his lawn green due to watering restrictions. When I was in Columbus, Ohio over the 4th...the yards and right of ways looked liked December due to no rain. I found out that most do not have sprinkler systems and those that did were not using them. As I sit here and ponder the future of my family and wonder if this heat is (7 comments)
The Heat is Way UP and the Crops Are Not Happy! - 07/17/12 08:33 PM
A while back I wrote about the corn being up early and the heat coming early this year. I worried that we may have problems with the crop later in the season...well...it is later in the season. And now I am concerned that a "perfect storm" is forming throughout the Midwest. This isn't meant to scare or create histeria...but for one of the first times in my 59 years...I am concerned about the Farm crop and how it could adversely affect us ALL. Over the 4th of July week, I had the pleasure of going to Columbus, Ohio to watch my daughter play (0 comments)
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