Wednesday, July 27, 2011

All day I face the barren wastes...

So far this July, the official rainfall total for Indianapolis is about a third of an inch, with no relief in sight. We're on pace for the driest July since they started keeping record here.

Hauling water to the veggies is turning into a twice-daily chore. It would be really sweet of Mother Nature to water the lawn, though.

12 comments:

Jim said...

I have several acre-inches to spare. Free. Just pay shipping and handling.

A fellow could have made good money in these parts by cornering the market on sump pumps.

Robert Langham said...

It's awful here. We are praying for wet bricks in the street. The dryness makes the heat much worse.

I firmly believe God drinks.

genedunn said...

Thanks, now I got Marty Robbins stuck in my head... more than usual...

Jim said...

Genedunn: Pul-eeeeze. I know Marty covrered it, but that just makes him a poseur, a Johnny-come-lately to the sublime Sons of the Pioneers.

I hear they need rain down in the West Texas town of El Paso.

Weer'd Beard said...

That's what I think when it rains here: Thank you nature for watering my plants, and washing my truck.

The Raving Prophet said...

I don't live in Indiana, but a couple states over.

I've quit trying to water the lawn. I just can't put enough on it to handle the heat with combined lack of rain. I've retreated to just trying to keep the rhododenrons and azaelas alive, and even that's more difficult than expected.

We've had more rain than you've had, but we've had all of a half inch since the first week of the month, and even then I'm not sure we actually saw it at our house.

Fred said...

Polar opposite here, raining again today. Not much, but everything's still soaked from last week, so it's not going anywhere.

Kristopher said...

Just walk away.

Jim said...

You think it's dry there?

Drought in Texas is so bad....

.. a dry martini is just a glass full of air.

.. trees are begging for dogs to "mark" 'em.

.. three parishioners were scalded by the holy water.


Yeah, it's hot n' dry here.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Firehand said...

I've managed to keep the tomato and pepper plants, and one squash, alive; but they're producing nothing. I'm hoping can keep them semi-green until this heat breaks.

The last seeds I planted wouldn't even sprout.

Anonymous said...

We put a dehumidifier in the living room and have kept the tomatoes, other veggies [one shall be nameless], and the flowers growing. I have a drip line for the trees. OldeForce
wv: hooth What you say when you walk out into the humidity.

Scout26 said...

And up here in the Former Republic of Daleystan (aka Chicago), we've set a record for the wettest July in recorded history.

I'll trade you a basement full of water for a sprig of basil.