Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Weather is What it Wants to Be

And there isn't a darn thing any of us can do to change it.  From record high temps and record dry spells to record lows and FINALLY some rain, we've run the gamut - several times.  No horrible twisters, snow storms on Memorial Day Weekend or 10" of rain in one day, that's for sure, but still pretty wacky

The tomatoes went in on May 20th.  The front one is a grafted 'Brandywine' heirloom and the back one is George Washington's fave 'Persimmon' orange heirloom, non-grafted.  A few days later, we had snow mixed with rain and lows in the high 30's.  That was about the same time that the corn came up.  Thus far, both corn and tomatoes seem to be okay with it

The very words we've longed to see for months.  The year total should be closer to 30" at this point.  We ended up with just under .75" for this day

The grass on the south side of the driveway normally starts this browning around the end of June.  There was something there before, because it's literally 1/8" of dirt (can't call it soil) over gravel, thus as soon as the rain stops, it goes brown.  Just not this early

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