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#316 IHCubGuy OFFLINE  

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 08:22 PM

Glad to hear you are getting much needed relief. We our getting a good shot as well. In the past week and a half we've gotten close to 4 1/2 inches. Next to the new shed we are building is a field of soybeans that dad and I both thought 3 weeks ago was a lost cause and we ran some of them down manuevering around with the skid steer to bore post holes. The field as of today is taking off again and the plants have filled out and shaded in considereably. If we just keep getting rain every couple of days we should pull through half decent this year. It won't be anywhere what it could have been but its better than we were expecting 3 weeks ago. l feel really bad for all the guys in Illinois and the other states effected so hard by the drought.

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 08:24 PM

Good to hear Cubguy, and like you said, so many much worse off than you & I !
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Posted July 28, 2012 - 08:40 PM

I am sorry to hear about the damage Daniel! I hope everything can be replaced without to much cost!

The other day we had a huge storm! Branches, sticks and leaves everywhere you could imagine! I looked out the window and once I pushed the curtain aside, some debris hit the window, quickly;y left the window after that! I have not been in the woods since, I am sure there is some carnage there! Lots of dead limbs and trees that fall on their own anyway!

Today we had another big storm. Not much wind, just LOTS of rain and lightning. My sisters Wii got fried, she didn't need it anyway. (she thinks different)

Every day on the 10-day shows scattered or isolated T-storms. It is bound to change some, but I am not happy about it!

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 09:36 AM

a nice steady slow rain is what we are getting. it started around 3:30 am and is starting to break up now and the rain gauge says we have 3/4 of an inch . MUCH NEEDED

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 09:46 AM

Here it's not even 10 AM and we're at 97* (36.5C). Toasty!

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 10:18 AM

Just 79F at 11:17. Gonna be a decent day. Headed to only 86F.......they say anyway.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 10:40 AM

Only 75 degrees right now, but the humidity is at 76% right now! They only predicted 77 degrees today, but it is going to rain off and on, raining right now.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 03:46 PM

a nice steady slow rain is what we are getting. it started around 3:30 am and is starting to break up now and the rain gauge says we have 3/4 of an inch . MUCH NEEDED


We got 1/4" out of it overnight! ~~ Lowell

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 04:45 PM

Newspaper headlines here "Governor Says Drought is Devastating" and "Storms Batter Region" How the heck do we get these violent storms and not enough rain? I haven't even finished cutting trees off the fences from the June 29th " Derecho Storm" and while I was up in Michigan with the wife Thursday night we get a call from the 19 yr old that trees down, power out here at home again. The news in Mackinaw City said the was a "Serial Derecho" this time thru Oh, Pa, NY and out to sea....Like Danial I feel like the punching bag lately...Glad I had my lap-top with me because the desk top and tv are both goners this time from the latest storm.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 07:07 PM

Sorry to hear you guys are getting these bad storms , hope things come around you you all , Al

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 02:15 PM

At 1:13 PM the temp matched the time on my front porch. Hottest part of the day to come, normally 3-4 PM.

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 02:58 PM

It's not getting any better up here either.
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Seems like all I do is haul water and sweat. I don't know how the corn has been taking it. Has to be hurting things. Leaves are falling off the trees like crazy and the yard smells like hot hay.
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 03:24 PM

Here's the high on my thermometer today:

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 03:47 PM

It wasn't that hot here, but plenty hot still. Was hotter than that using the Cat loader on the silage though. Finished for the day....thank goodness....I'm shot!

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Posted August 04, 2012 - 07:53 AM

We've been getting rain ever since we started chopping silage Monday before last. It's pouring rain right now, and I mean pouring. This is the 4th time the silage pile has gotten heavy rains we didn't expect....according to weather reports. Being the silage is a bit on the dry side, it won't hurt it's quality as much. I guess we should have started chopping something over a month ago so we'd have gotten rain sooner!
in 12 days we've gotten almost 8" of rain, and need it to stop for the silage, but I'll keep my mouth shut!

We have gone from this: (notice date stamps)

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To this:

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And it keeps pouring.

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