We believe this has been one of the hottest summers for sometime. There were days that it was 100 with a heat index of 112-115, you could fry an egg out there. Although I have never done that, but this year it was a serious thought but you couldn't stand to be out there long enough to watch it fry. We also have been without rain (that amounts to anything) for weeks. We water the garden but it does not to have helped the green beens, the continue struggle this summer. I was lucky and got 15 quarts done early on, but then they just seemed to stop. They appear to be picking up again as I have been watering everyday. Tomatoes are beginning to rippen so it won't belong before we begin to make juice to can.
We do know that it is not just us here in Bloomington, IL that is feeling the heat and lack of rain. It is all across the country and everyone feels it, especially the people in Texas. I have to admit, that State could use some what of a serious rain strom. Having family in Texas and then following my blog friends who live in Texas I know it is bad there. We only pray that when it does rain, it comes a steady flow not a down pour, and not in any kinda of a major storm for them. We could use a steady flow as well for about 2 days straight and it wouldn't upset me.
Here are some random photos that I have taken during the heat and lack of rain.
This was the guage on my car when I got off work one day.
These are the cracks in our back yard from lack of rain.
Do you love our Green Grass
We drive around in the BUV with the air on to keep cool.
Sniffs, The HoundDogs