We have 1.5" so far which is a major record breaker...slow soaker too!
I'm required by my human nature to be happy for you guys but I'm sure am envious. Seriously glad you guys finally got some rain hopefully soon enough. We had another dry sunrise with above avg temps. I don't worry about my plots so much as leaf fall is on and forest fire season will not be pretty. 300 ac of hardwood within 30 ft of my house and 80% hardwood at my farm. Lots of good tinder for a fire. 60+ days now. Last yr went about 80 days during this same time. Saves mowing grass. Luckily chance of rain next week.
We have some Pyros in this state that love dry seasons and certainly don't want any of that. Late 80s part of season was closed from fires. Smoke was so bad state wide and across the NE that deer moved very little except after dark.I feel for you brother ! In 2011, we had a bad drought here in E Texas. Before it broke there were fires almost daily in close proximity to my house and 80 acres, and also my 217 acre place about an hour away. Once I was driving around the perimeter of the 217 just checking things and spotted a fire starting about 4/500 yards from my line. Lucky for me that I decided to be there at that time. Firefighters soon had it out. I can't figure how it started in a clear cut with no roads unless the sun shining through a bottle caused it. Wildfires are scary for sure. I hope everyone gets some rain soon !
Haven't had a drop of rain since the last hurricane. Bone dry. Nonetheless I decided to gamble and start planting this week. Surely fall rains will arrive soon.
I look at todays weather and here come a hurricane ...Nate... headed our way. feast or famine.
Now here is an oxymoron for thought. Like monsoon weather, drought also has its purpose on the landscape. We think as humans on our timeline but nature can have different motive. Some plants, and even actions within the soil are dependant on dry periods.
That is why I am going to wait until after we have had a rain with another in the forecast. That way, there will at least be some existing soil moisture - plus the dirt might work a little better. Also, the later it gets in the fall, the cooler it is and less likely tender, young plants will burn up.It's still a roll of the dice, I planted in front of a slam dunk forecast...didn't get a drop of rain until a couple days ago.