Kathie in Thorp wrote:We got SO dry, SO fast here. Last few evenings, we've had thunder, light show, but not much rain. Tonight, we have same thunder and lights, but are getting a pretty good soaking for the last 1/2 hour. Hope it continues for awhile, but the clouds don't look that heavy.
That's kinda what we get here in central Texas. My pasture's spiderwebbed with 2-inch cracks. But we'll get a sky full of big, black, ugly clouds, thunder and lightning like it was doomsday, and finally it will rain cats and dogs for a while. The next day, it's dry and dusty like nothing happened. Sigh.....
I had that last year all over, including in my yard by the house. One day, while trying to save the rose bushes in the yard, I just laid the hose end down in one of those big cracks and decided to see just how long it would take to fill it up. I gave up after 2 1/2 hours. Long wide and evidently--deep.
I left Friday for NE Texas (New Boston/Wright Patman) and saw lots of hay stacked and lots more ready, but man, I was really kinda shocked to see so many big fields of tall goatweed. I think drought conditions are condusive to it's growth the following year when the rains do come.
I bought 6 Hypo-hatchet complete herbicide injection sets for less than $25 each from a place in Jefferson. They are over $300 new, so if only one of them is good, I'm ahead of the game. As soon as I check 'em out, I'm gonna go kill some trees, http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/produ ... sp?mi=6348