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ImageKathleen
Jun 13, 2011 7:18 AM CST
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY
We all complain about it, praise, try to predict it or wish it away. Here's the place!Thumb of 2011-06-13/Kathleen/5443ec
porkpal
Jun 13, 2011 8:39 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Perfect! Now all you need to add that finishing touch is to configure the forum so that all whiney posts from me vanish forever into cyberspace as soon as I hit send.
Porkpal
ImageKathleen
Jun 13, 2011 9:57 AM CST
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY
Hey, we all whine, just about different weather. I was thinking a 'The Good' thread, a 'The Bad' thread and a 'The Ugly' thread. Any opinions?
ImageNEILMUIR1
Jun 13, 2011 10:08 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Kathleen, I wish to whine about the Canadian Grand Prix which was called off three times yesterday due to the rain! They do not like getting their precious cars wet!
Whereas we had the British Grand Prix for Motorcycles and the temperature was between 37 - 39F, it was sleeting down with rain and extremely windy.
Was it called off, no of course it wasn't. They still had to race in that, at speeds of over 200 mph on a Motorcycle. If you don't race you do not get paid, simple.
Whining over for the day.
Hope you and the family are well.
Regards.
Neil.
porkpal
Jun 13, 2011 10:51 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Same old whine - no rain. The pastures are all crispy and nearly bare so I decided to fence in the backyard temporarily to add a little grazing. The "step-in" fence posts wouldn't even try to penetrate the baked ground, even after I dumped water at their feet. If they haven't changed their minds by tomorrow. I guess I'll have to create holes for them with re-bar and a hammer, or a long drill bit perhaps. Consoled myself with 1/4 of a watermelon!
Porkpal
ImageKathleen
Jun 14, 2011 6:19 AM CST
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY
Same one here - too much rain. Stan had the hay raked, but it didn't get ready to bale, so it decided to rain. Back to puddles.
Nebraskagal
Jun 18, 2011 4:02 PM CST
We've been pretty blessed this spring/summer weather wise.

I bet the people along the Missouri River wish they could send some water to those of you who need it.

Check out these pictures:

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/06/13/2948373/missouri-river-...
porkpal
Jun 18, 2011 5:58 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Water! Admittedly more than they want but it looks beautiful to me!

Our ground is hard and cracked; it is even so dry that the weeds aren't growing. The grass is long gone. The fence posts can be lifted straight up out of their holes where the soil has shrunk away.

I trimmed the feet on one of the horses this morning and they were so dry and hard I was beginning to wonder why there wasn't some sort of power tool for the purpose. The dogs even had trouble chewing up the trimmings.

They are predicting a chance of rain next week - as high as 50% some days...Maybe this time they will be right?
Porkpal
porkpal
Jun 20, 2011 12:33 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
They are still predicting rain possibly tomorrow 30%- 40%, more likely Wednesday - 60% was the best guess I saw, and maybe on Thursday - 20%.

We sure need it. I made sure there were trees in this photo of one of the paddocks behind the barn so I could tell it was a color picture.Thumb of 2011-06-20/porkpal/f10693
Porkpal
Nebraskagal
Jun 21, 2011 7:19 PM CST
I hope you get your much needed rain.

We had some storms pass through here last night and today. We were fortunate and we didn't get the winds, hail, too-much-rain-at-one-time, etc. that other parts received.
porkpal
Jul 4, 2011 9:13 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Since we have had no more rain since the token amount two weeks ago, and the county is rated as being in "exceptional drought", there have been no fireworks allowed. Even the city displays have been canceled. It is a very quiet Forth of July.
Porkpal
ImageKathleen
Jul 5, 2011 6:29 AM CST
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY
We know a younger couple who moved to Muleshoe last year and they were up for their annual 4th of July "Fiesta". I talked to Nancy in church on Sunday and she said they'd had an inch of rain since November. They seemed to be in 'green' shock. She just kept looking at the (unharvested because of rain) hay fields and sighing.

This week is mostly looking dry for second cutting. Hope you get some rain while we're enjoying the sun!

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