Sunday, May 27, 2012

Georgia Drought - We Need Rain!

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I have mentioned a few times in the last two years about how bad we need rain where I live.  Look at the United Status drought monitor map below and look at Georgia.  If that doesn't show how bad the situation is I don't know what will.  Almost the entire state is in the D3 and D4 drought ratings, which are the highest.  My prayers go out to all the farmers in Georgia trying to make a living.  I can always water my little home garden, but that isn't always the case for commercial farmers.  It has not rained a drop at my house in over two weeks and has only rained twice all Spring.  I am praying that is gets better down here.



8 comments:

Jenny said...

I wish I could send you rain that's been poundig us up for past two weeks pretty much daily. I lost most of my strawberries to mold because of it and everything is way oversaturated even in raised beds :(

Ed said...

I'm with Jenny. I wish I could send you mine! Slugs and earwigs populations are exploding. Last week we had over an inch in one hour! I've delayed planting my beans for fear the seeds will rot. I'll definately be sending prayers your way for some rain.

Kris said...

Thanks guys, doesn't it always seem to be that way. We need rain and you have too much of it. Mother Nature can be so mean. Tropical storm Beryl is hitting Georgia coast tomorrow and we have slight chance of getting some. Unfortunately I am on Georgia / Alabama border so I don't know if it will reach us.

The Stay @ Home-Gardener said...

Yep. im not sure how farmers do it. Or rather gardeners in the past did when they had to survive on what they grew on their homesteads.

Wonder what they did that we currently have forgotten and are doing horribly wrong. ;)

Bernadine said...

I'm always grateful for the rain. I love a rainy day. Two years ago when our water table was so critical, the news was saying Atlanta had only 30 more days of water. When it finally rained, people complained of their messed up plans because of it! Meanwhile, I cried out of appreciation and gave thanks to God for sending it. This map you posted puts things in perspective. I knew since moving here, the drought was bad but had no idea how bad.

Crafty Cristy said...

Kris, I am sorry about your drought. Ours is pretty bad here (Just north of Mobile, Alabama) too. This year, though, it isn't as bad as yours. Last year it was.

I, too, feel for all the farmers. In Baldwin County, Alabama, the farmers are already concerned about the lack of rain for the second year in a row, and we have had really high temps for this early in the season. Looking at your map, Baldwin county is just to the right of the little inset at the bottom of Alabama. I live in the little inset to the left (Mobile County), where things are slightly better.

city girl / country life said...

I pray the rain from T.S.Beryl gets to the rest of the south GA and AL. The farmers, gardeners and foresters of southeast GA and northeast FL are so thankful for this rain! I am about 45 west of Brunswick. We have had close to 2 inches today and should get more tonight and tomorrow. Also, it should really help with the wildfires that have plagued this area the past few years.

Kris said...

Stay @ Home - I don't know, but they were at the mercy of God so I am sure some made it and some did not. I would like to say that it is global warming or some other factor, but there have been droughts and plagues as long as humans have been farming so I don't think that is it.

Bernadine - I remember that from a few years ago, but I also remember 2007 being so bad that the Governor prayed for rain on the steps of the governor's mansion. I also remember two years later in 2009 we received over 90 inches of rain in one year and broke our all time record in my town. It seems the last five years has been too much rain or not enough. I didn't start gardening until 2010 so I wasn't as in tune to the drought back then as I am now.

Cristy - I do remember how bad you guys had it down in Mobile last year. I heard the drought in Texas last year was the worst on record.

City Girl - That is cool, I was actually born in Brunswick, GA. I don't remember anything about it because we moved when I was still a baby, but I have always wanted to go to St. Simons / Brunswick to vacation. I am glad you guys are getting some, we have not had any rain yet but still waiting on it.