Saturday, June 15, 2013

TREES AFTER THE DROUGHT

Trees after the drought
I thought I'd share some of the views of property around us.  This is about a half mile down the road from the farm.  These are what trees that didn't survive the drought of 2011 look like now.  Of course, it's always best to cut them down but the ones on this land were not taken down.  Instead, they've been left upright and are slowly being overtaken by vines.

A sad reminder of what happens when there is no rain for almost a year.

Speaking of rain, since I couldn't mow last weekend because of the rain, I'm off the farm today to accomplish that task.  It's going to be a hot one, heat index of over 100 according to the forecast.

Enjoy your day!
  

9 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

please keep the heat down there! i hate it when it is hot!!!

Sandy said...

1st Man,

Be careful working in the heat cutting the grass. You need to make sure to drink plenty of water. Maybe even consider cutting part one day and do the rest another. I was able to cut 3/4 of our place yesterday and in the morning the remainder will be finished.

Joani said...

This time of year one has to get out at the crack of dawn to get those chores done. I then bush up in the house to stay cool. I live in Arizona and the heat has been on for several days. I do believe this is going to be the hottest and driest year I've ever experienced. I try to keep water running for the birds. Most of the other stuff doesn't survive...even the mesquites are looking drab. Have a great weekend.

Velva said...

Mother Nature can work in mysterious ways. Good that the rain has returned.

Velva

1st Man said...

I hate hot too...y'all definitely don't need it up there...hot isn't your kind of weather....

1st Man said...

Thank you for the reminder, I tend to get 'in the zone' when I mow and don't stop to get a drink. I'll remember that.

1st Man said...

Yep, I understand. We had that kind of Summer a couple back (2011 as I recall). Some of the mesquites looked drab then too, and they live in the deserts, ha. I drove out early and was able to take advantage of the cooler morning, for awhile...THEN it got HOT, ha.

1st Man said...

Yes, almost like a 'tease', sort of a "here's what I can do so don't mess with me", LOL.

The Stay @ Home-Gardener said...

I'm perfectly happy being up at 8500 feet just for that. ;)