Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Praying for Rain!!!

I don't know who first said it, but the hubby loves this quote:
"Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance."
How true!
I, however, am putting on my dancing shoes...because we need some rain!

This is the sunflower field.
How terribly sad!
 Ted planted the field and then we immediately got rain.  Lots of rain...all at once.
It rained so hard that it washed most of the seed right out of the ground.  A couple of days later, he replanted the entire field.
 Since then, we have gotten one rain which amounted to 3/10ths of an inch.  We've also had many days of above 100 degree temperatures.  (Yesterday was actually 111*!)
The ground is dry, dry, dry.

Normally, sunflowers do quite well in hot dry weather, but they just don't have the subsoil
moisture to even sprout this year.  The field is spotty with some 4 inch tall sunflowers here and there.  If we get a good rain, the rest of the seeds will germinate, but all we can do is wait...and pray.
I'll keep you posted...

1 comment:

  1. Indeed sad :(
    I was going to get my family to the fields this weekend.