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#61 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 08:27 AM

I was hoping for thunder storm this moring , it stopped 20 or so miles away . Looks like it's time to water the garden , Al

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 08:54 AM

We had a thunderstorm move thru before day break this morning. Heavy lightning, but almost no rain may be a tenth. It looked like a giant was welding over on the mountain. There were multiple strikes at a time and before one was finished another hit beside it. It never rained hard enough to close the windows. Might water the garden again today.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 10:10 AM

No chance of rain at all now in my 7 day forecast. The corn crop outlook now is getting more hopeless day by day. :mecry:

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 02:17 PM

A change is gonna come, I truly feel for you. May the worst be already behind thee and faith be fulfilled .

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 03:36 PM

At least in our area, no change predicted for 10-14 days! ~~ Lowell

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 03:55 PM

The club was going to do a ride this Sunday but canceled due to the heat. I checked our forecast and by mid week are supposed to drop back into the high 80's with a 30% chance of Isolated T-Storms. Maybe it will work it's way up to all you north of us.

I'm not looking forward to this weekend hot and muggy. Think I will clean up my office.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 06:18 PM

It was HOT in the milk parlor tonight. I've mentioned this before, but for the benefit of newer members, my 12 cows in the milk parlor put out the same as a 60,000btu furnace! That was with a REAL 106F mercury reading in the shade. My remote thermometer got up to 111. The forecast is grim for our crops.
I am dreading the next whole year if we have a failed corn crop. No corn, no money, and not much fun. One disastrous year can take several years to recover, if ever at all. I usually try to find the positive, but right now I come up with a blank.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 11:42 PM

we got rain finally, 1/2" early this morning and another 1/2" tonite and lightning. I'm trying to blow it down your way, but it looks like it wants to go straight on East. Doing what i can for you.
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Posted June 30, 2012 - 05:50 AM

Hope you guys get the much needed rain , had to water some of the garden last night , I only use what I can collect from the down spouts , using a sump pump it doesn't take long to use 1/2 a container ( about 125gl ) and only do part of the garden , can't imagine what it takes for commerical growers to keep their crops growing, Al

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 09:37 AM

Hope you guys get the much needed rain , had to water some of the garden last night , I only use what I can collect from the down spouts , using a sump pump it doesn't take long to use 1/2 a container ( about 125gl ) and only do part of the garden , can't imagine what it takes for commerical growers to keep their crops growing, Al

LOTS and LOTS of WATER!!!

First, 1 inch of rain implies water one inch deep per surface area. So:

1 inch of rain equals 5.61 gallons per square yard.

1 inch of rain equals 27,150 gallons per acre.

1 inch of rain equals 17.37 million gallons of water per square mile.

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 09:49 AM

LOTS and LOTS of WATER!!!

First, 1 inch of rain implies water one inch deep per surface area. So:
1 inch of rain equals 5.61 gallons per square yard.
1 inch of rain equals 27,150 gallons per acre.
1 inch of rain equals 17.37 million gallons of water per square mile.


I've been watering at least every 3 days, and things still look dry. I have filled out sweet corn ears, so I got a good pollination. Gotta keep moisture to it now to finish the ears. Sprinkler is going now.

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 10:00 AM

My corn is setting cobs right know here at home and was out there till 11:30 PM with my 2000 gallon tank and a flashlight.
I am on city water (not by choice) but the neighbor lets me use his well after 7:00 PM because he get cheaper electricity after 7:00 PM

All day I was up the road at the other field doing flood irrigation and at night we fire up the sprinklers to run at night. We have a pond there so all the water costs is the gas to run the pump.

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 11:14 AM

I'm away at a wedding, but it sounds like Pittsburgh got a storm last night. That's good for us, but I'd rather the farmers get it than our houses.

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 12:18 PM

It's 1:18pm here & 103F. Gonna be a bad one again!

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 12:23 PM

Should have kept quiet back on June 21st when I was talking about all the rain up here. We haven't had a drop since then. Mid 90s a couple of days an probably again today.




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