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We seem to be getting more rain today, nice for the garden but I hope it doesn't ruin the Sheep Drive festivities going on today, I understand they've held the festivities here for over 100 years! :D

They going to be chasing you down the street Blacksheep? ;)

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Here's a few photos,

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/album%20two/sheep%20drive%202010/P1010823.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/album%20two/sheep%20drive%202010/P1010822.jpg

I've got a short video too, but need to wait till photobucket will let me upload it!

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Larry, Could you send some of

Larry,
Could you send some of your rain down here! We need it!
Deb

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Just got to figure out,

how to keep it from leaking out of the box I send it in! ;)

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More! And keep it coming up there! (PLEASE)

The forecast shows 0.28 to come today, and 0.70 to come tonight, should perk the garden up after the other nights frost! :D

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We need some terribly....dry

We need some terribly....dry as the desert here!

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I hope,,,,

your gardening climate hasn't contracted the drought my area seems to be getting over now!

It went on here for about 14 or 15 years if I remember right, maybe a little longer if anything!

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I'll take a smidgen of yoru

I'll take a smidgen of yoru rain Larry!

deb

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We've got a 30% chance today,

We've got a 30% chance today, overcast and cooler. What we really need is a slow and steady downpour for several hours. Still waiting :(

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East Coast Rain

IS on its way, I think NC's is leftover hurricane from TX.

Sunday is PA/NY/NJ's turn -- a whopping 40% chance!

But you're right, we need a steady soaker as all the grass is crispy again. And the hills are showing the strain. My first look this AM I thought, "they can't be changing color already!!"

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I just noticed today that my

I just noticed today that my birch trees are dropping leaves like crazy. Not sure what that means, last year they kept their leaves way into Nov. I even noticed how dry they look up at the tops. My pecan tree is dropping nuts still in their husks. I'm concerned about it, I was looking for a good year this year. We've been droughty before and I don't know if the trees did these things then or not. You would have thought I would have noticed it before. Anybody know what's going on?

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I have also noticed that our

I have also noticed that our trees are also drooping. We haven't had any rain for 3 weeks. We got a tease last night but nothing to write home about.
WHat trees aren't drooping are dropping their leaves.
I think that LArry is keeping all the raihn to himself! COme on Larry SHARE some!!

:-)
Deb

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Actually it's been

skipping me again. :(

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I know that,

The trees keeping their leaves long in to fall means a hard winter, maybe loosing them early is just a sign of a mild winter?,,,I hope!

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Could Be

As that's what is predicted for the Atlantic coast. Mild as in low precip, although the temps may get wicked only here and there.

Not sure about nut trees tho' Lantanlane, sorry to hear about the pecan disappointment especially for holiday baking. :(

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I looked at the new TOFA in

I looked at the new TOFA in the grocery store... for mid atlantic region it said above normal precip.
THen the other night the local NBC weather guy said that due to all signs.. this will be a winter similar to last year. Oh yea.

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Well Then, We'll Do ...

... what we usually do! Go day by day and hope for the best.

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Well I feel like the Little

Well I feel like the Little Red Hen.... every time I go to the grocery store I get an extra can of beans, soup, dry beans etc. I found a GREAT magazine at LOWES called A TASTE of HOME.. 300 SOUP recipes! so I am starting to put things aside so when the weather does get bad I won't have to go out.

As my dear friend Patience (Yes that washer name God rest her beautiful soul) used to say BRING IT ON!

Deb

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We here in Miami have been

We here in Miami have been getting thunderstorms almost every day. Most of my plants have drowned.

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RE: Stocking Up

Deb, I did the same thing, and felt kinda silly when 2 days later it was back in the 80's!! Oh well, it's there for when I feel like it.

That mag is a good one, it used to have some nice special topics too, and a boat-load of recipes ... good ones too, I hope you enjoy it. :)

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Hey Garf

Sorry to hear about all the rain, but some of us are just north of you who would love your overflow!! :bigsmile:

Does ditching or trenching work?

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Man, we got a tiny bit the

Man, we got a tiny bit of rain the other night...barely got the ground wet. We need a hard winter to kill off the tick/mosquitos. Not looking forward to a dry warm winter, yuk!. No make that YUK!

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Still lots of moisture in the ground,

at least where I'm excavating and I am left to wonder that if it is still wet after all that wind and return of warm days, that maybe I will hit water like I joked I would to begin with! :D

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Monday Was A Drencher!!!

I wasn't even paying attention, locked into focus on something, until I noticed how black it was getting. And only 4:00p!

A big storm bellowed at us out of upstate NY -- I saw it on the map in the AM and just figured it was headed east like normal.

1/2" in the space of an hour or two, and boy that saying "in the pink" was right on as the heart of the storm passed right over us. And the thunder? Like the cracking, rolling stuff you only hear in the mountains.

*wow* :shock:

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Terrible thunderstorm last night,

Not enough rain to show up on my rain gauge, but lots of close strikes, almost like strobe lights making it bright as day at times!

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I'll take any rain you don't

I'll take any rain you don't want!!! Bring it on!!!!

deb

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Now That ...

... would be a smart pipeline!!!

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a nice soaker would be nice.

a nice soaker would be nice.

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