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Amy Wiles
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More drought ahead. I think we saved three of our four cherry trees earlier this summer during the drought, though we probably lost one. Now they're turning brown again.

Looks like our governor has requested that Georgia be declared a disaster area due to drought. "To qualify, counties must sustain a 30-percent loss in at least one commodity."

I wish the rain our country has gotten this summer had been a little more spread out. New England, could you send some down this way?



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Texas looks worse.

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Also, they have exceptional as a higher level than extreme. Don't they know anything about superlatives? Which of these sounds worse:

A. Texas is suffering from an exceptional drought.

B. Texas is suffering from drought TO THE EXTREME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lawyered.
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Forgive me for sharing. We were Exceptional for most of the summer. I know Texas looks worse. I know Texas is hurting. That doesn't mean that stuff isn't horribly bad here, either.

I thought someone might care. soblue




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Sad. And some people still deny that there is climate change.
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amwiles wrote:


Forgive me for sharing. We were Exceptional for most of the summer. I know Texas looks worse. I know Texas is hurting. That doesn't mean that stuff isn't horribly bad here, either.

I thought someone might care. soblue






The only one who cares for Georgia is Ray Charles and he's dead.
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Amy, I'm glad you were able to save some of the cherry trees. Did you use drip irrigation? or another watering schedule?
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amwiles wrote:


Forgive me for sharing. We were Exceptional for most of the summer. I know Texas looks worse. I know Texas is hurting. That doesn't mean that stuff isn't horribly bad here, either.

I thought someone might care. soblue


Thanks for raining on Amy's parade, Jacqui! devil
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Sinister Dexter wrote:
Amy, I'm glad you were able to save some of the cherry trees. Did you use drip irrigation? or another watering schedule?


Can't you always hand water? Even with watering restrictions?

Which my neighbor must love. Because he doesn't use a sprinkler system or a sprinkler attached to a hose. His yard is nice and green.
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Sinister Dexter wrote:
Amy, I'm glad you were able to save some of the cherry trees. Did you use drip irrigation? or another watering schedule?

A watering schedule involving moving the hose around a lot. I'm sitting at the table now, looking out on the backyard. I looks like we're very likely to lose a second cherry tree, and possibly a third.

Also, the back of our yard is heavily wooded -- forrest thickness. I can see seven huge, deciduous trees turning brown from here. I can't really tell how the pine trees look. They may be 150-200 feet tall (I'm not good at estimating the height of trees), so it's kind of hard to tell from the ground. We have a creek running through the back, and I think at the beginning of the summer, the trees did okay because of the creek. Creek's been dry awhile now.
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hamzy wrote:
Sinister Dexter wrote:
Amy, I'm glad you were able to save some of the cherry trees. Did you use drip irrigation? or another watering schedule?


Can't you always hand water? Even with watering restrictions?

Which my neighbor must love. Because he doesn't use a sprinkler system or a sprinkler attached to a hose. His yard is nice and green.


Yeah, we're not supposed to water but once a week. Hmm.

(We sure as heck don't water our yard, though. So I'm justifying a little extra water for some trees.)
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joebelanger wrote:
amwiles wrote:
Forgive me for sharing. We were Exceptional for most of the summer. I know Texas looks worse. I know Texas is hurting. That doesn't mean that stuff isn't horribly bad here, either.

I thought someone might care. soblue


The only one who cares for Georgia is Ray Charles and he's dead.

Willie has Georgia on his mind.
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edroz wrote:
joebelanger wrote:


The only one who cares for Georgia is Ray Charles and he's dead.

Willie has Georgia on his mind.


And yet he still hangs around here in Texas.
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hamzy wrote:


Thanks for raining on Amy's parade, Jacqui! devil


I only wish someone would rain on our parade. Shoot, I wouldn't mind a hurricane on our parade.
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On the other hand, when I rode in this morning the temperature outside was 42F. 42!!! 10 more degrees down and we'll be at freezing! Crap!
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It has rained nearly every day since I arrived in Florida. I would love to share it.
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The Martians had the right idea: canals. Or should that have been "have?"

Multi-year droughts aren't that uncommon and I guess they've begun counting this one at 2010. How about four or six years of this? City of Austin has the stage three watering restrictions sort of buried on their site. Hose only once a week. I really don't want to think where Austin would be without, hmm, was it Hermine last September? We got over a foot of rain at the house.
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We went through a 10 year drought that ended 2 winters ago. However, the Summer Monsoon Season has been pretty bad and AZ is starting to creep back towards a full blown drought.

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Not sure about the rest of the state but we're at Stage 2 (about to be Stage 3) in San Antonio.

In Stage 2 you can use a sprinkler or irrigation system once a week on your designated day (based on the last digit of your address) between 8 and 10 pm and sometime in the morning (note that this is also the only time you can wash your car... something my neighbor violates all the time). Watering by hand and drip irrigation (my father-in-law thinks a soaker hose is drip irrigation shake) are allowed at any time on any day.

Stage 3 changes to allowing spriklers and irrigation systems once every other week. Hand watering is still allowed anytime on any day.

Stage 4 prohibits all sprinkler or irrigation system use and allows hand watering only on your day of the week between 8 and 10pm (and in the morning during the times allowed).

Stage 5 prohibits all landscape water use. I hope I never see this in my lifetime.
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It's terrible. Everything is dying. The live Christmas tree we planted last year has been scalded into twigs by the sun. Our garden was pounded into dust.

And the worst is that the experts think that nothing is going to improve for at least a year, and that next summer will be just as bad as this one.
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