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Re: This is summer?


And, here, our farmers are losing their crops due to drought...very, very,
unusual for us as we normally have plenty of rain.  


> [Original Message]
> From: Patricia <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 6/25/2007 8:21:01 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] This is summer?
>
> This is a weird year.  We have had so much rain.  Today again we had over
an 
> inch... yesterday about 3/4 inch.  Almost every day we have a chance for 
> rain.  I love it for my yard and garden but it is terrible for the
farmers. 
> They can't get their wheat out and can't bale hay.  A friend of mine lost 
> over 160 round bales of hay when the river flooded... which has happened 
> several times already this year.
> I keep thinking any day we are going to dry out and burn up.
> Tricia
> western Ok
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jesse Bell" <silverhawk@flash.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 11:32 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] This is summer?
>
>
> > And we are getting FLOODED with temps in the 80's and 90's. We got 5
> > inches of rain on Friday night/early Saturday morning. The dairy farm
> > down the road looked like a lake.
> >
> >
> >
> > Lynda Young <lyoung@grindertaber.com> wrote:
> >  Drought is right - we got less than 1/4" of rain yesterday and whooped 
> > with
> > joy at that. My area has had less than 1/2" in the last 2-1/2 months. It
> > really is getting serious. I feel for the local farmers. Can't wait to
see
> > my water bill :(
> >
> > Lynda
> > Zoe 7 - West TN
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On 
> > Behalf
> > Of Bonnie Holmes
> > Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 11:00 AM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] This is summer?
> >
> > Summer is here in ETN. It is actually more like August than June...hot
and
> > very dry...worst drought in 114 years. Also, thought this
> > interesting...latest deep freeze in April in 114 years. Usually, we use
> > April 15 as the last frost.
> >
> > This weekend, the Friends of the UT Trial Gardens had their annual
"Blooms
> > Day". I attended on Saturday to get in some of the lectures and on
Sunday
> > to volunteer some hours.
> >
> > About the fence, what about things with thorns...cactus or berries? Even
> > roses? The Trial Gardens has a "Rattlesnake plant" that has a nasty
thorn
> > but very interesting color and structure.
> >
> >
> >> [Original Message]
> >> From:
> >> To:
> >> Date: 6/24/2007 9:50:32 AM
> >> Subject: [CHAT] This is summer?
> >>
> >> I thought summer began this past week, but yesterday the
> >> high was in the low was 69 degrees, and this morning the
> >> temperature was 45 degrees. It's up to 67 now, but quite
> >> windy and chilly. Also, it's terribly dry. It's been a couple
> >> of months now since the 8-inch flood, and not more than
> >> an inch total has fallen, mostly in very light showers,
> >> since then. Not my idea of summer weather. People
> >> say how beautiful the weather is, but it just doesn't
> >> look that way to me.
> >> Auralie
> >>
> >>
> >>
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> >
> > Jesse R. Bell
> >
> > "Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
> > I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends
> > and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that.
> > That's what's insane about it."  -  John Lennon
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