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Posted June 27, 2014 - 06:36 PM

The painful thing is it's thundering like mad just a mile or so west of me, lightning & heavy rain by radar, but it would appear I may only catch the outskirts of this & just get some sprinkles.  Hoping it changes for the better.  


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Posted June 27, 2014 - 06:56 PM

WooHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I was wrong!  The red heavy rain on radar expanded just after my last post!  I am getting heavy rain as I type!  Likely a tenth already & more to come, as the red under me is enlarging, meaning more rain for several minutes.  PERFECT timing for the hay field I just rolled!  Everything is getting a MUCH needed drink!  

  Gotta run....gonna watch & listen to the heavenly rain!  :dancingbanana:  :D  :worshippy1:  :dancingbanana: Thank You Lord!

 

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Posted June 27, 2014 - 07:11 PM

Still light rain, but had to go check the rain gauge..... 3/4"!!   :dancingbanana:


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Posted June 27, 2014 - 07:30 PM

Glad you got some good rain! We've been getting just enough to keep the grass growing.


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Posted June 27, 2014 - 09:02 PM

:thumbs:  Nice to see your getting something down there.  Here in PA it is almost a swamp everywhere you look.


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Posted June 27, 2014 - 09:11 PM

WooHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I was wrong!  The red heavy rain on radar expanded just after my last post!  I am getting heavy rain as I type!  Likely a tenth already & more to come, as the red under me is enlarging, meaning more rain for several minutes.  PERFECT timing for the hay field I just rolled!  Everything is getting a MUCH needed drink!  
  Gotta run....gonna watch & listen to the heavenly rain!  :dancingbanana:  :D  :worshippy1:  :dancingbanana: Thank You Lord!
 
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Still light rain, but had to go check the rain gauge..... 3/4"!!   :dancingbanana:

WONDERFUL!
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Posted June 27, 2014 - 09:15 PM

And, glad to hear you got your hay baled!
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Posted June 28, 2014 - 06:23 AM

Amen!
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Posted June 28, 2014 - 06:27 AM

That is quite the feeling, to see the rain. And the last bale of hay is under roof. We used to help my FIL get his hay in and when there is hay on the ground and rain in the forcast, it got a bit interesting.  


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Posted June 28, 2014 - 06:37 AM

Great news Daniel. That should brighten up the gardens and fields a bit. 


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Posted June 28, 2014 - 06:56 AM

We went for a drive yesterday and saw the first cut hay field up here.


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Posted June 30, 2014 - 10:12 AM

Can you say HUMIDITY!  In the milk parlor this morning, with temps only mid 70's outside, with the 12 cows giving off all their body heat, coupled with the super saturated humidity, I couldn't even wear my glasses....kept fogging up!!  I am sweating like a water faucet!  Sprayed milk & dry cows for flies, then did the smaller calves.  Now I have to get all the larger heifers up & get them sprayed as well.  Put out six 200lb lick tubs with the MF1655D's loader.

  Oh, and yesterday we got over 1/3" more rain!  That's a bit over an inch, and things have greened up instantly! 


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Posted June 30, 2014 - 10:17 AM

Yes, it's bad right now. We have been in the mid to upper 90's for several days with the humidity over 90% each day. I can't seem to drink enough water while working outside, which is almost the whole day everyday.


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Posted June 30, 2014 - 10:27 AM

Yes, it's bad right now. We have been in the mid to upper 90's for several days with the humidity over 90% each day. I can't seem to drink enough water while working outside, which is almost the whole day everyday.

 

Same here & extremely miserable.  Low to mid 90's for here today.  Been better the last day or so, but before that was all mid to upper 90's.  I guess I was a little dehydrated last week one day, as I had bladder pain & problems whizzing.  Started drinking more water & it went away, but had me worried for a while.  It'll get you before you realize!


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Posted July 02, 2014 - 11:17 AM

After milking this morning, I've been working on the new shop.  Stewart, who will be pouring & finishing the concrete came by & shot some marks on our posts for getting the concrete top elevation.  Dad had already nailed the 2x6's on, and most were way off.  I told him not to, but oh well, it gave him something to do, or he goes stir crazy.  So we were way low & things need raised.  This means more gravel on mostly one side.  I spread what we had left, then ordered 20 more tons.  Just arrived, not more than an hour since I called it in!  So today I'll be raising 2x6's and spreading gravel.  Tomorrow we'll likely harvest the wheat & bale straw.  Today is still sticky humidity and 85, but tomorrow will only be 77F and low humidity!!!!!  :dancingbanana:


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