Quilting, Farming, Variety

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I figured after all the whining I've been doing about the dry, hot weather, I should share the good news with you: last night we received six tenths of an inch of RAIN!  And we felt very blessed to get that much since some close communities got nothing.

In the past week I've started feeling a bit like Jonah (from the Bible, Jonah, chapter one) when he said, "Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you."  Now of course I didn't really think I was the cause of this drought; at least I hope not!

The hills are dotted with trees whose leaves are turning fall colors.

Many of the oaks have lost most of their leaves, making the ground look more like October than July.  The little pond almost dried up, leaving green, nasty water, so we had to move the heifers to another pasture.

So this morning I watch as clouds build up, hoping by this afternoon there will be more rain, if not for us then for our neighboring communities, because we're all in this together, and it's not easy to rejoice when others are suffering.



  1. I was doing tomatoes when it started raining, and I just had to stop to go outside and look at it!

  2. so glad you got some of the rain! it looks like more off and on in the forecast for the next week - hopefully we will all get some more of this!

  3. Oh my gosh I can imagine how difficult it must be. Thankful to have rain but not enough to share.

  4. So glad to see significant rainfall in the river valley as well. So sad about the fires out Hudson Springs way though. Take care...hope more rain comes your way.

  5. Hi Charlotte, glad to hear about your rain. We've had rain for the past several days and I'm so thankful for it. Last year we suffered a severe drought, thousands of trees in Texas were lost. Praying you get enough rain to do some good !!

  6. So glad you got a little rain; we finally got good showers here in northwest Louisiana - and we are so thankful. Hope you get more this week!

  7. Hey Charlotte, just had a catchup on some previous posts. Drought.......hate it, we had ten years of it.
    Watching the storm clouds brew and then move away without leaving anything or not much anyway!!
    I know how depressing it can be and I didn't have the worry of livestock to care for.
    Glad you've had some rain, even a little can lift the spirits and give you hope....
    I certainly hope there's more to come for you and I can imagine how thankful you are for any you receive.

    Claire :}

  8. I hope by now that rain has come your way. We have had a solid day of rain, in which we are grateful. Hope the same comes to you!

  9. ~crosses arms tamps foot on floor~
    So you're the cause of this eh? lol
    Hey, we got about that bit amount last week and now this week we're due to get hopefully 5 inches. It's been raining off and on since yesterday.
    I'm sending you cool thoughts and prayers for soaking rain to quench the land and bring back life once again.

  10. Oh~ I'm so glad you sot some rain, Charlotte! We've had some too... not much but any little bit helps right now. Our leaves were falling off too and the pasture was drying up quick... I hope now it can come back a little so the sheep will have something to pick.

  11. Glad you finally got rain..we've had it all week and it's been pouring just about every evening..Yesterday it poured for about an hour..Almost 2 inches and with our little creek at the back of the house it was scary..It came out of it's banks for a little while before it receded.. Scared me half to death...Hope you don't get to much of a good thing...Susie

  12. Glad you got a little bit of moisture. We got a small bit last week, but not enough. I'm out there with the hose watering the plants and shrubs and trees every day.