Thursday, July 31, 2008

End of July

It is the end of July and finally the garden is in. The Fall crop of kale has been planted. The ‘crops’ I planted earlier in the year are starting to produce.

The issue now is to keep everything from drying out. Yesterday, we tied the record for the most consecutive days with the temperature of 90 degrees. The record was eighteen days set back in 1901. Today we should break the record. The outlook for the next several days is for the temperature to exceed 100 degrees. Along with the heat, precipitation for the year is six and a half inches below normal.

Because of the hot temperatures, some exotic trees are starting to show up. Granted the trunk is metal and the leaves are made of plastic but it just might be a sign of things to come.

Many people are complaining about the heat. During these hot and dry times, it is important to remember, you don’t have to shovel hot, like we did the snow earlier in the year.


Blogger Rachel said...

That summer squash looks good Ralph. We got some much needed rain here yesterday and today. The grass is already standing up and taking notice!

7:10 PM  
Blogger Aravis said...

That sounds like our summer last year; this year we have plenty of rain. We worry during a drought, because our house uses well water, not town water. We're in deep trouble if it dries out!

10:23 PM  
Blogger bobbie said...

"We don't have to shovel hot." I'll have to remember that one. We, too, are praying for rain.
But your squash looks beautiful. The metal and plastic trees - not so much.

4:48 AM  
Blogger Granny Annie said...

If you could invent heat shovels you would be a wealthy man! Put me down for at least two in advance...just in case:-)

7:49 AM  
Blogger Paul Nichols said...

I accidentally put your picture on my Hats Blog.

8:02 AM  

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