Watering News -- Dog Days End TODAY

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And none too soon ... phew!!!

It's having it's last hurrah though, not in the high 90's like last month, but the heat will last well toward midnite *yuck*

And tomorrow, the clouds and rain arrive in the Northeast *yippee*

[[[ Cat Nights Commence on the 17th ]]]

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I Can't Believe ...

... how the heat just shut down from one day to the next.

The change isn't usually so dramatic, and am enjoying the cool dry days so much.

Whew!

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Still having them here!

but we get a few cooler days in-between the hot spells, so we do OK! :)

We got a bit of rain yesterday, so the garden and trees should perk up even more during this break! :)

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Yea, Wednsday was killer. And

Yea, Wednsday was killer. And now for a week of rain! \o/

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Sunday ...

... brought almost 1/2 inch.

Good thing as today's a bust, storm line is done going thru.

Massachusetts has a big cell just starting across the western part.

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Sure looks like it rained,

Sure looks like it rained, looking out the window. Lets see if it was worth mentioning!

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Well I ...

... gave up on the rain, plunked a fan on the porch, found my book, and ended up appreciating the very tall cummulo-nimbus thunderheads looking like ships sailing eastward ...

Not a bad end to a disappointment. Particularly not with the cool northwest air it all dragged in ...

aaahh ... Cat Nights Begin tonite!!

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And exactly what are cat

And exactly what are cat nights? the opposite of dog days maybe?

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Really warm yesterday!

My vehicle over heated on the way home and I had to pullover and let it cool off enough to make it to the rest area a few miles down the road, then I had to slowly add some water. :(

I made it home OK, but my sister was dehydrated from the bug she has and the extra time in the heat! :(

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Cats Nights

Are kind of the opposite of dog days where the nights are sure to be cool for cruisin' and a-cattin' around!!

Hey I'm just readin' the TOFA Calendar ...

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Larry, hope you all are okay. WOw that IS hot; did you try turning on the heat to cool the engine down? I had thrown an extra gallon of water in my car trunk just in case. Better remember to take it out before winter and it freezes, splits and makes a mess.

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Remink, I tell you girl, you

Remink, I tell you girl, you can come up with the coolest trivia! Cattin around! hmmm

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My dog days,

are finally over! :)

I sprayed the garden last night for grasshoppers/earwigs. It was the first chance I had gotten to do so due to several days of wind in mornings and evenings plus scorching sun.

Thursday it got around 100 deg and had only 10% humidity, kind of the grand finale!

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Double Yea!!

Now whatcha gonna do with all that spare time?

My eyes got big at "100 deg", but the low humidity balances out a bit, yeh?

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Well the low humidity is hard on the garden,

but your right it makes the heat bearable! :)

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And now!

It's turned off cool and rainy!

I just hope we have a decent amount of time till we get frosts!,,,,There are several day on the extended forecast with a low of only 35!

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Almost 3/4 inch of rain!

What a nice storm, and just in time for the trees when they begin storing energy for fall around here!,,,or growing a lot like the poplar trees down in the gravel pit seem to do! :)

The Narrow Leaf Poplar Trees branch out while continuing to get a bit taller, and the Cottonwood like Poplars of several varieties hit a growth spurt and do mot of there new vertical growth for the year. :)

Trees that grew 2 to 3 feet by this time last year have grown 3 to 4 feet or more, those same trees that grew 6 to 8 feet last year by the time they lost their leaves in the fall!,,,I can just imagine and hop of what if they repeat proportionality!,,,Will they really grow 9 to 13 feet this year? :D

Only time will tell! ;)

Even my Thieves poplar tree I planted just last year, which only grew new shoots of 18 inches to 2 feet last year has grown shoots which measure more than 4 feet already, and has some of the new shoots branching out! :D

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Still doggin it here!

96 deg today... But nowhere near as humid. Looks like we will be getting into more reasonable temps after the hurricane passes. I have not had to water since the 4 day deluge we had last week, so that is nice.

Glad to hear the trees are booming Larry. I have some staking to do before this friday!

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Thanks Drew!

:) :exmark:

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Good Grief!!

Whatcha feeding those trees there Larry!! You'll be able to hang up a hammock in no time.

TOFA has one of those weather-wise proverbs that say to mark the day you first hear cicadas as the first frost will be 3 months from it.

Last year it wasn't a hard frost but it was only off by a couple of days ... we'll see what happens this year.

Drew, watch out for that hurricane, you're closer than I am, hope it doesn't swing too far inland for ya!!

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Yarly.

You wouldn't mind, but we just had a nasty bunch of heavy rains and winds last week. I am only about 15-20 miles from the coast so... will hafta see what happens... I am watchin tho, bet on that.

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Batten Down The Hatches

Keep us posted, hope it doesn't wipe out your orchard, good luck!

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The best!

Nitrogen fixing Micro-Algae/fish emulsions/iron/Epsom salts.

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Good Stuff

I was gonna guess fish, but not all the rest ... I'm makin' notes.

YB said some good stuff about epsom salts too.

Some of the farmers here do a crop rotation to sorgum as it sets up the soil with nitrogen (I think that's it anyway).
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Hey Drew,Where are you?

Hey Drew,
Where are you? Hurricane Earl projected to come near your place? I'm about 15 miles inland off the NC coast, I'm watching too.

Weather Channel saying our tomorrows forecast is supposed to be "unusually warm" with a high of 97. Where did they come with unusually warm? I think 97 qualifies for something more than "warm"...lol

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Maybe ...

... they think you have enough to worry about and are downplaying it.

BYW, Drew may be getting his place storm-ready as he and his family is 10-12 miles from the coast in Massachusetts ... they changed the path this A.M. and pointed it going over Nantucket.
*yikes*

Hope he's okay!

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about 20 minutes SW of Boston.

we will not get hit directly, but we are sure to have a good rain and some strong winds. Alls well so far though. From the looks of it, we will not have the worst of it till this evening.

Hope all is well with you and yours Lant. Keep safe and in touch!

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