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Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Tropical Storm Edouardud....I mean Edouard
What does it take to get a bit of rain here. You would think that with a hurricane passing south of you 2 weeks ago and a tropical storm passing just to the north of you, one might pick up a couple of inches of rain.
Well, apparently not. Between these two glorious storms, we managed to get a total of 6/10" of rain. Not even an inch.
The cracks in our pasture are still there. Looking like they could blow molten hot lava out of them at any time they are so big.
I use to laugh when I would hear people saying to pray for rain but now that we are farming, you begin to understand their concerns. It is pretty dry here, but in Austin Co, one county to the west of us, it is bone dry. I do think they may have picked up a bit of rain but I'm not sure. They need about 12" to do any good there.
The day was cloudy and cooler though. It only got to about 84 degrees. Two days ago, it was 104. The cows really appreciated the break from the steaming heat. I think the pigs stayed out of the woods most the day and foraged about the pastures doing what they do best....tearing the ground up.
I don't want it to seem like I am complaining, just feeling a little bamboozalled (sp?) at this time.