Sunday, September 2, 2012


We are in the worst drought in over 50 years!  Missouri is right in the middle of the area that has been designated as a federal disaster zone regarding the drought.  We haven't had any measurable moisture in months.  John hasn't mowed since mid-April - mostly cause 1) if the mower blades hit a rock, it could cause a fire that would quickly get out of control, and 2) there was no grass to mow.  Most of you folks have been watching Hurricane Isaac down south of us...we were, too. But only because we were hoping to get some of the rain that he is producing.  Late Thursday nite, it began to rain...a gentle, constant rain that soaked into the parched ground.  It rained, and it rained, and it rained some more.  Finally, it stopped raining on Saturday nite.  It is calculated that we got a total of 3 inches during that 2 1/2 days.  I cannot tell you how excited we are to have gotten that much needed moisture.
This is what it looked like when I got off work on Friday.  The rain fell gently, hardly making a sound as it hit the ground.  I worked on Saturday and that was the only subject folks talked about all day long. No one complained, everyone was grateful.
On the other hand, Gilligan couldn't have cared less.  If it had been noisy rain, it would have disturbed his nap.  Thankfully, it didn't! 
Thanks so much for stopping by. 


Jennifer said...

We can really feel for you, because Australia is no stranger to drought. That rain sounds as though it was good soaking rain, just what you needed! Gilligan was probably enjoying it too, he just didn't say so.

SewCalGal said...

So. Cal. lives thru droughts year to year, still it seems worse for you to have to deal with it. Your area is so used to rain. My heart goes out to the farmers and I also worry about fires. May more rains soon bring soothing moisture to your area.

My niece is a young widow living in Arkansas. I'll make sure she is aware about risks of mowing a lawn and the risk of a blade hitting a rock and sparking a fire. Thanks for sharing.