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RE: Blessed Rain!


Around here they grow corn and beans for livestock food.... so the impact
here will also be felt throughout the grocery stores this winter...

Many crops around here didn't make it... feel for the farmers too...

Donna

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Pam Evans
> Sent: Friday, August 05, 2005 10:02 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Blessed Rain!
> 
> Well I know from Agnes in '72 that too much rain is as bad as not
> enough.  But it's really bad this year.  And I feel terrible for the
> ranchers & farmers - no hay crop, stock tanks (you call them ponds)
> dried up, pastures turning brown and all that.  This is my hobby and
> my life, but that is their livelihood that they and their families
> survive on.  This tiny burg is surrounded by nothing but ranches and
> farms for ten miles in every direction.   That's all anyone talks
> about here anymore.
> 
> 
> On 8/5/05, kmrsy@netzero.net <kmrsy@netzero.net> wrote:
> > Pam, it must get rough hearing us whine about rain, when I think you
> > have it the worst of all of us most of the time. Cathy sounds like she's
> > running a close second this year. I had to water some beds again today
> > because the promised rain was only about 5 single drops, but I've never
> > had it as dry as you do.
> >
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > -- Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hurricanes are the pits, but I'm almost that desperate for rain here.
> > Four months of a whole lot of nothing is killing us here.
> >
> > On 8/5/05, kmrsy@netzero.net <kmrsy@netzero.net> wrote:
> > > Say Good Night Irene
> > >
> > > -- james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
> > > Looks like our only hope for any significant rain is in the
> > > soon-to-be-named hurricane Irene. Not exactly looking forward to it,
> > > but what are my options?
> > >
> > >
> > > On Aug 5, 2005, at 1:28 PM, Cathy Carpenter wrote:
> > >
> > > > Much of ours probably ran off, too, but as we are on a slope, and
> the
> > > > perennial beds and vegetables are downhill, maybe they benefitted...
> > > > total was 1.35 inches in my rain gauge.
> > > >
> > > > Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> > > >
> > > > On Aug 4, 2005, at 9:31 PM, Donna wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> We got some rain this morning, hard hitting storm, lightening,
> > > >> thunder, not
> > > >> very good for the plants or ground as it all ran off.
> > > >>
> > > >> Been watering all week, but don't think I am winning the battle
> here.
> > > >>
> > > >> Donna
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>> -----Original Message-----
> > > >>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
> On
> > > >>> Behalf Of Cathy Carpenter
> > > >>> Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 7:53 PM
> > > >>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > >>> Subject: [CHAT] Blessed Rain!
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Has been raining here for the past 30+ minutes. Probably coming
> down
> > > >>> too hard to do anything but run off, but at this point, I'll take
> > > >>> anything.  Will let you know what the rain gauge says tomorrow.
> (This
> > > >>> morning the drought in the midwest made the front page of the Wall
> > > >>> Street Journal.) At least I will probably get a one week respite
> from
> > > >>> hose hauling!
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> > > >>>
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> > > >
> > > Island Jim
> > > Southwest Florida
> > > 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> > > Hardiness Zone 10
> > > Heat Zone 10
> > > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> > > Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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> > Pam Evans
> > Kemp TX
> > zone 8A
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> Kemp TX
> zone 8A
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