Raining again

I left work this morning with it raining again.  The weatherman says there a possibility of flash flooding again.  We still have less than half of our hay put up but already have almost as much hay as we did last year rolled.  I keep telling my kids that if we have as much snow this coming winter as we had rain this summer that we should all be preparing for lots of quiet time at home by the wood stove and possibly without electricity.  I think I’m going to prepare both of them an emergency weather kit for their homes just in case.  It’ll be up to them to fill the food cabinets and prepare for some kind of heat.   Here’s the rain guage as of last Sunday:

7 1/2 inches as of July 28, 2013

7 1/2 inches as of July 28, 2013

I know it’s hard to read but we’re just 1/10th of an inch from 7 1/2 inches for July.  We got 6 1/2 in June and 5 1/2 in May.  Rained expected today, all day should put us up to the 8 inch mark and more rain expected the first day of August.  What will we get if hurricanes come up the coast in September and October like they normally do?  Do I sound like a “worry-wart”??  The sunshine sure did feel good Monday and Tuesday.  Keep those umbrellas handy!!

2 thoughts on “Raining again

  1. Jane Fritz

    We’ve had the exact same weather. The strangest summer I can remember. When I read your hay blog I thought you must have had less rain than we’ve had further north. So much for that theory! One thing I’ll say for my flower beds and pots, they haven’t needed watering. And everything is remarkably lush. I guess I’ll have to go with that. Stay dry, Rita.


    1. countrygirllifeonthefarm Post author

      I emptied the rain guage this morning to start a new month and we had exactly 8″ for July. Like you, I can’t remember the weather ever being like this and also think it’s why my flowers have done so well too!



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