Will the rain never cease?

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  1. cajuncappy

    cajuncappy In Flower

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    heard today that we have had like 9 inches more rain this month than average and its typically a rainy month. Some folks dont get 9 ins a year and thats give or take for our early summers
     
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    After a very warm and relativly dry spring, now that the school holidays have started, so has the rainy season. We had 7 celsius this morning. Usually the mornings are sunny and in the afternoon boom boom boom and downpours. Good for most of the garden except tomatoes.
     
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    Cajun, we have had above average rainfall each month this year except May, and that month was just a hair under average. I must admit enjoying the rain and not having to trundle water to our plants, but I have the sneaking suspicion that the rain harvest containers will be drained by mid-September.
    Odif, I can understand your weather--we get the boom boom boom about midnight, and wake up to wet grass, puddles in the driveway, and muddy garden paths. I really shouldn't complain--mud is a rarity in Texas!
     
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    We're getting it now here in Savannah Georgia. Much needed!
     
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  5. cajuncappy

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    it finally dried up enough to try out my new push mower. I started off mulching but it choked down so fast i hadda put the side discharge thing on it. It was very slow and took me all afternoon to just do the front yard. The good news is it should be a dry week so I can begin reclaiming the jungle that is the back yard next.
    On a side note the reason I have Cajun in my forum name is cause cappy was taken Cappy is the nick name every one calls me.
     
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    We are having just about everyday rain/thunder showers here. The humidity is wicked!!!
     
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    Yesterday we had 1 1/4" of rain in an hour and a half. Every month this year has been over average for rainfall, except May, which hit average wetness. All this rainfall is great for the flowers and vegetables, not so great for those who have to mow the lawns and barn lot and orchard area.:(
    As hummer said, the humidity is wicked! I went out this morning at 9 a.m. to pick tomatoes, with a temperature of 80, and came inside dripping wet! We have the box fans on in the chicken coops just to keep the air moving, and the semi-feral cats are laying on the cool cement under the garden table. They may be knocking on the kitchen door soon, wanting to come in under the AC.
     
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    It took me 3 days to get the yard cut it was very slow going and I kinda over did it the first day and hadda take a break while the back continued to dry. Finally got it done and this week's cutting will be much better.. We ahve company and when they leave it will be we
    ed wacking and trying to uncover the garden boxes from the horrible weeds.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    With the change in the calendar came the change in weather. I think we had rain every single day in June, but haven't had any yet in July and none in the forecast.
    Seems to be the year of extreme changes ... really hot or really cold, really wet or really dry ... sigh ... good thing all my rain barrels are still full.
     
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    Houston certainly had more than their share and now Florida and surrounding states.
     
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    Growingpains, that wasn't rain, it was a deluge!
    As far north as central Texas, we have refugee cattle. Ranchers have a network of people with pasturage and shelter for cattle, and who can take in a certain number. During Ike, we had a prize bull in our pasture. We are on the network with the caveat that some cross-fencing is needed, so give us a day's warning.
    When you get that much rain in coastal Texas, there is no way you can wait for the water to drain. You and yours have to get out.
    We do sympathize with Florida--Texans on the coast have been there and done that, and wouldn't wish it on anyone.
     
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    Spot on Marlin. Fortunately you live on higher ground. I'm encouraged by the goodness of all Texans who are right there for their fellowman / fellow Texans.
     
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