We Need Rain

@RubyHawk (21451)
Atlanta, Georgia
July 21, 2016 9:19pm CST
I had a long conversation with one of my sisters today. She was working in her garden, picking tomatoes and green beans. She intended to cook green beans for a meal and can the tomatoes. It's so hot in their area that their hay is drying in the field. She said there is no hay and people are going to Tennessee to buy hay for their cattle. Farmers and ranchers are in a bad situation. My sister and her hubby still have hay that was cut and stored before the drought but she said it wont last long. They are desperately hoping for rain. We need rain, too. but we aren't as desperate as they are.
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@just4him (89306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jul 16
I hope your sister gets the rain they need. It's terrible that the hay is drying in the fields and isn't good for the cattle. We have plenty of rain, might even be too much, but I'm not a good judge of that. We haven't had any brown grass this year at all and tomorrow we're supposed to be in triple digits. I'm not looking forward to that.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jul 16
I don't even like to know what the temperature is . it just makes me feel hotter.
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@just4him (89306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jul 16
@RubyHawk I looked at it this morning and it's going to be cooler than expected, but I'm sure the heat index will have it's way and make it feel in the triple digits.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Jul 16
@just4him Lets hope the heat index is right.
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@sharon6345 (106612)
• United States
22 Jul 16
I hope it rains for you guys. I am not sure about the hay stuff though.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jul 16
It's likely too late to save any hay.
@sharon6345 (106612)
• United States
22 Jul 16
@RubyHawk Wow that is bad as we need hay for our rabbits too.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Jul 16
@sharon6345 Do you have a lot of rabbits. I used to have a friend who raised rabbits.
@ridingbet (36485)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
we need rain here but not strong rains just in moderation
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jul 16
The lake where we get our water is getting low. That will be a big problem if it doesn't rain soon.
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@ridingbet (36485)
• Philippines
23 Jul 16
@RubyHawkright, like our dams here. it is an extended summer here now
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Jul 16
@ridingbet I expect our weather will be hot until September. hope we get some rain before then.
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@JudyEv (97209)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jul 16
Getting enough rain for crops is so important isn't it?
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jul 16
Very important, other wise no food,and less food means higher prices.Although I know we are much better off than many people in the world.
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@JudyEv (97209)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Jul 16
@RubyHawk Failing crops have a huge impact on those growing them however. High prices are one thing but having no income makes life doubly difficult.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Jul 16
@JudyEv It truly does. Crop failure effects everyone.
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@CRK109 (14365)
• United States
22 Jul 16
I hope and pray they get their rain soon. My heart always goes out to the farmers and ranchers who really rely on the weather to get by.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jul 16
yes, rain means more to farmers and ranchers than anyone else.
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@CRK109 (14365)
• United States
23 Jul 16
@RubyHawk We had rain last night but it only lasted about 20 minutes and then the heat and humidity came right back. I know that we needed rain a while back and I'm really not sure what the situation is now. I don't see any rain in the forecast for the next week, other than a shower here or there. I really do hope you fare better!
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Jul 16
@CRK109 We have clouds rolling almost evreyday, but they roll right on by us.
@TRBRocks420 (60923)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Jul 16
I hope it rains there soon, that's awful droughts can cause dust storms too.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jul 16
With so many hills and trees, we've never had a dust storm. I guess it could happen.
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@TRBRocks420 (60923)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Jul 16
@RubyHawk We never have either. I heard about the dust storms in Kansas though.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Jul 16
@TRBRocks420 They had some bad ones when all the vegetation dried up during the great depression. Have you seen the movie "Grapes of Wrath"?
• Hyderabad, India
22 Jul 16
this year was to hot climate through out the world , most of the farmer are face the water problem the land are get dried till 250 feets it hard to pump the water from underground , u need to plant basic need thing for last for long time and less water needed for it
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jul 16
You are right, our planet is changing and we must change with it.
• Hyderabad, India
22 Jul 16
@RubyHawk try green house where u can plant where water is saved more and u can grow lot of verity in small place which may be sufficient for u family and other too , or else try step farming water is saved n used as it gone done
@LadyDuck (118653)
• Switzerland
22 Jul 16
We had rain during the night, a strong thunderstorm with heavy rain at mid morning and now it's raining again. I am happy, I do not need to water my garden.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jul 16
Wow, I would love to hear rain falling on the roof.
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
22 Jul 16
We people that live in an equable climate tend to take rain for granted, but in fact it's so precious.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jul 16
Water is our most valuable thing. We can't do without it.
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22 Jul 16
We too, hardly, in need of rain
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jul 16
I hope you get rain soon.
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• United States
22 Jul 16
i feel fer 'em! last year we got lucky'n the rains came 'fter many years'f drought. we'd folks from 's far's california comin' 'n buyin' 'p all the hay 'round here. ran the prices through the roof! 'n a massive shortage 'cross 5 states :( the pastures here're burnt to a crisp with the triple digit heat'n no moisture. but, seems that parts'f california're 'n worse shape'n 's...'gain. i hope y'all get some relief soon, though not the excess that seems to plague some parts. this feast'r famine schtuff's fer the birds, eh?
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jul 16
It's for the birds, but I think you're right. Some years we have too much rain and some years too little.
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@toniganzon (40000)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
I feel them. Last summers season, we were actually desperate for rain that came late in the rainy season. Summer season here really means no rain but with the el niƱo phenomenon, the situation was worse for the farmers who were even told before the coming of the season that they shouldn't plant as it might just die coz of them impending drought.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jul 16
That would be terrible when farming is your livelihood. They could lose everything.
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• Philippines
22 Jul 16
Oh! That's very sad news. Hope it rains very soon and everything turned fine.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jul 16
Thank you. We can hope.
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@magallon (17188)
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
here in our place, should be rainy season already but the heat is still intense as if it is still summer season.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jul 16
We are right in the middle of summer and next month will be our hottest month of the year.
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