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Old 05-06-2009, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default 10 straight days of measurable rainfall

Not a disaster and no Arks seen on any radars but, geesh.

I can literally see the water weep from the raised boxes. Ground is too soft to walk on therefore maintenance has been put on hold. I suppose the bright side is that bugs aren't a problem. And I live on a hill.

10 day Forcast shows a 3 day break in the clouds followed by another round of substantial rainfall. Last rain produced 1.88" inches in 8 hours. Last I heard the top 2 feet of our Red Clay soils is saturated.

Ugggh.

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... I suppose the bright side is that bugs aren't a problem...
'Cept for when the skeeters get to breeding. Not to be a downer or anything ...
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:45 PM   #3
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You just described spring in Portland Oregon...it gets a little old, but makes the sunny days even better! Plus the drainage here is much, much better so I understand your concerns

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Yeah, I know it is a bummer. You'll probably end up getting some hail to break up the monotony !! Before you know it, it will be that steam oven dust bowl heat that you enjoy!

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'Cept for when the skeeters get to breeding. Not to be a downer or anything ...
Troo Troo But, skeeters don't eat the hops so all is guuuud.
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Yeah, I know it is a bummer. You'll probably end up getting some hail to break up the monotony !! Before you know it, it will be that steam oven dust bowl heat that you enjoy!
Ha. Had 20 minutes of grape sized hail last Saturday. Literally punched holes through the canvas cover on my sons play hut. I have no idea what it's done to my roof.

Next 3 days will be a steam oven for sure, first day for the clouds to break and it's 80 degrees already.

Worst part about this whole deal, besides the 2 foot tall grass in my yard, is taht it has been too cool to run the A/C for de-humidification of teh house and everything just feels damp. Yuck!
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Yeah, I know it is a bummer. You'll probably end up getting some hail to break up the monotony !! Before you know it, it will be that steam oven dust bowl heat that you enjoy!
As long as the bib on the wall don't spit dust, and I can water daily, the hops will be happy. At least until we hit triple digits and the moisture in the plant evaporates before it can reach the top.

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Been raining a bit here as well, but only 1.7 inches in the last three days. I'm not concerned about drainage, but sliding down the slope or getting washed out again is a real concern. Maybe a break for the weekend, then more rain. The first quarter was way below normal rainfall, so the farmers are happy. And I've got two feet of grass on the driveway.

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You know what I just thought about out there... As a hop grower we kind of bitch about how pests, cats, rabbits, and any other animal gets to destroying what we hold dear in the growing world... After thinking about it... I live in CT and I complain about these animals... BUT.... You all out in the midwest... You have to worry about TORNADOES!! I'd be pissed too if a damn tornado went out and sucked up my hops....

Sorry just a random thought... too many times I've seen that Storm Stories commercial on the Weather Channel...

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not to mention the friggn grass needs mowed and all. spring time in Oklahoma

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