|Obviously, we are watering our front yard.|
"Exceptional"? Never heard of that. Apparently that is one step above "extreme" and "extreme" is one step above "severe". Since when is "exceptional" more "severe" than "extreme"? We decided that they just wanted a bigger word to express how bad the drought really is. You know, one with more syllables. That will make it sound worse.
|From pond to puddle|
There is only one good word for the exceptional, extreme, severe drought ~DRY!
The clouds roll in and taunt us every few days but the drops rarely fall. Don't get me wrong ~ we are thankful for every drop we get. Truly we are! But our pastures really need rain, lots of rain.
Last year we didn't have to buy hay until October. From the looks of our grass now, we will have to start buying it in a few weeks. I don't know where it's going to come from. Out of state, I guess. I can't imagine what that will cost over the fall and winter. That is the price you pay to have farm animals though. Weather, like life, has it's ups and downs, doesn't it?
|No sweetie, the grass is not greener on the other side of the fence.|
We are just going to have faith and pray for a wet Oklahoma August. It could happen!