[Homestead] Sericea Lespedeza
waltonrp at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 19:07:43 EDT 2009
> It has been hit or miss, typical summer thunderstorm kind of thing, just
> that we haven't had a hit at my location. One day a week or so ago,
> some local areas were flooding, and yet not a drop of rain here at the
> farm. From tomorrow through the weekend, we have about a 30% chance for
> rain everyday. Hope it is accurate.
That was me last summer. Watching rains go by. I'd be driving home through
torrential rains and get home and the dust on the road would hardly be down.
One of them stopped just a mile up the road.
One day in July, I got an inch of rain. But by then, the stuff was mostly
With the relatively cool temperatures this summer and decent albeit spread
out rains, things are better.
I was about to water the black locust trees I'd planted and then we had the
last rain. I've lost some, but luckily (depending on how you look at it).
The deer seem to prefer the iron clay peas planted as a harvestable cover
crop just next to them. Damned deer won't touch the sudan grass cover I'm
growing and it's all around. They can eat what they want of that and it
would not bother me.
That's one pretty pasture. I'm a bit jealous. I think I'm pushing it calling
what I have pasture!
Rob - Va
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