|Eleven very hot days – Thank God for the AC!|
After eleven daysof 100 degree plus heat and little to no rain, my carefully manicured lawn has transformed itself into Death Valley. And those raised beds I was so proud of? All those great vegetables! Forget about it. This heat wave from Hell put the kibosh on all that!
|Dormant or Dead?|
Now, my days are spent mostly indoors (especially after mid morning when it begins to get really hot). Lately, I’ve been trying to get up extra early so I can go outside and take a walk and water what’s left of my parched garden. A few pepper plants and a lone tomato vine are still hanging in there. Everything else, including the romaine lettuce, cucumbers and beans have all long since given up the ghost.(Maybe this fall I can try again)….
There is some relief coming, however. On or around day 14, a blessed cool front is forecast to move through southwest Missouri. With it comes the chance of rainfall (only a chance?). Personally, I’m hoping for a real ‘frog strangler’ rain, but I’ll settle for whatever God’s deems fit.