Thursday, August 7, 2014

Fields and Berries

It is really dry here.  The brush along the edges of the roads is turning color.  The corn needs rain.

Steves Corn

This field belongs to our neighbor, he relies on the good Lord to send the needed rain..so far it remains dry.

Pin Cherries

The Pin Cherries are ready to pick, someone could make jelly.

Peas Oats and Wheat

The Peas, Oat and Wheat fields have turned color…awaiting harvest.  For a comparison here is what it looked like eighteen days ago. July 19 Peas Oats and Wheat

Peas, Oats and Wheat on July 19 2014

Leaves are beginning to fall out of the Oak trees a sure sign that it is too dry and that it is August.  The lawn has gone dormant and only the shaded areas are green.  The lawn mower and the lawn mower operator will get a rest.

Our days are filled with errands, projects or naps… it just depends on the day.  I need to make a list of projects to complete before the snow flies…leaves falling out of the trees makes me think of Fall.

Far Guy and I went into the museum and gave the new curator, two board members and two volunteers a lesson in accessioning items. Hopefully they have it all under control now. 

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20 comments:

  1. It seems to be getting drier around here also. The lawn is growing as fast and time between mowing is expanding.. Our corn crop is doing very well and it sure is good eating. Signs of Fall here also - too early for that for me..Sure hope you were able to straighten out the people at the Museum.

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  2. August is our driest month, and the lawn is also dormant. I kind of like it this way. It was only two weeks ago that we set two new rainfall records, though. Nothing has come out of the sky since, and isn't likely to any time soon. Glad you got the museum people up to speed. :-)

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  3. Looks dry - but nice shots! It's very dry here and there is a terrible fire raging - the worst one in Swedish modern history.

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  4. I'm enjoying the respite from mowing, myself.

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  5. Our lawns are still green in Texas, but we water once a week. And the flowers are hanging in there as well. We hit our first 100 degrees yesterday, unusual weather. And it is really dry here as well.

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  6. I'm watering my garden but the lawn is pretty crunchy, and I'm enjoying a break from mowing, too. I'd rather do almost anything else. Well, except shovel snow!

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  7. Our river birch is dropping yellow fall leaves. We did get rain the past two days and now maybe it will move moisture north. Missouri is getting hit today so we didn't get the second full day of rain. We have huge cracks in the ground. I have aronia berries to deal with on a plant that I never wanted but was given to me by the neighbor. I don't know if I can make jam out of them but I will have to look it up.

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  8. Hope you get rain soon. Seems like we have had just the right amount of rain this summer and that is rare! Most summers the garden turns brown and starts dying in July from heat and no rain. Sure been thankful for our weather lately.

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  9. Morning, very dry here too,no rain in a long time. Pin cherries not ready yet, but yours look great.Blessings Francine.

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  10. I hope your area gets rain soon- I have seen the effects of drought and it's just catastrophic. I'm starting to look forward to fall though..now that it has finally decided to get hot around here.

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  11. Here's to a good soft, ground wetting rain, not a torrential downpour, but something that gives you what you need.

    Our fields are dry, and have gone early golden...wonder what the winter will bring.

    Jen

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  12. After last winter... I'll cut grass every other day if I have to, to keep the snow away!!!

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  13. we are dry here in lower Westchester, NY. not much rain. it rains but not for long, which makes the fall leaves look a bit pitiful. great pics. napping? now thats something everyone could use daily. enjoy your day. cheers!!

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  14. aww such pretty pictures. !!! Lots of ordinary days here, but we are happy it is summer. Windows down and covers up at night

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  15. Ah...I see you have gone from retirement status to that of consultant...

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  16. I like seeing your photos of the fields. It is really dry here. We need rain.
    Hope you both will have a good weekend.

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  17. It's been raining here every afternoon for a week, an uncommon event for this high desert area. Hope you get some moisture soon.

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  18. Too dry is NOT good. Not good at all. Prayers for rain soon there!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  19. Too wet to too dry. Falling leaves make me think fall...and cooler weather...and snow...
    I digress. LOL! ;)
    Hope the board members took notes!!

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  20. It is very dry here in the Pacific Northwest too, dangerously dry. We still have a green lawn because we water, but most of the neighborhood is brown. We will lose trees and shrubs this year because of the drought, which could easily extend into September.

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