Sunday, July 5, 2009


We went to Jennifer & Chad's to watch the fireworks last night. Actually we crashed their BBQ. It was pouring when we arrived.

Apparently we brought the rain back with us as we had a 20% chance of rain here today. Sort of like the 20% chance the other night when we were hailed. We were more than a little concerned when the cell, coming down from Yuma county came closer and closer and it was still red on radar. The NOAA weather

alert never went off, but then who knows about that sometimes.
We did have light rain, then a strong blast of wind and then it rained!!! We received 1.10" in about half an hour. Our ditch is partially full of water and it has been some time since that occurred. It has been a long time since we have had any rain in the month of July.

This photo is looking west of our driveway toward Burlington, which we would normally have a good view of town from here. We couldn't see more than 3/4 to 1 mile. It was a nice rain as it came straight down. Hopefully the dry land corn will grow some brace roots now.

This little shower took care of running around with the combine

tomorrow trying to find some wheat that might be dry. By the
time it dries out so that the combines can go in the field, it will
be ready yo cut.

I threw the photo of the rudibeckias in, as they are one of my favorite flowers.


  1. We had rain here also on the 4th but it was just enough to screw everything up no fireworks here.

  2. I don't think you crashed our BBQ - I'm glad you guys were able to make it!