Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day & Weather Update

Let me start my post out by wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to everyone who is a Mother. 

My guys surprised me with some flowers; they know I love daisies.  Bulldog Man bought me some hanging potted daisies, and Tank picked up a colored daisy arrangement. 



Weather Update:
The weather people advised this part of Oklahoma was in a tornado watch and to expect storms today.  What’s new?... I’m thinking to myself……  We’ve had storms the entire week; granted today, the skies were full of clouds ranging in color from white, to grey, and to black, with the sun peaking out. 

5:40 PM here……Crap.OLA, I spoke too soon!  It’s getting real dark outside, the sun disappeared, and the clouds are moving in a circular motion just above our home! 

Tuesday we had rain, winds, hail, thunder, lightning, severe winds, flooding and actual tornadoes in the area.  My garden rain gauge indicated we had a total 4 ½ inches of rain on Tuesday.


On Wednesday the same weather prevailed, my garden rain gauge filled to 4 inches of rain. Thursday we had rain, winds, hail, thunder, lightning; severe winds, some flooding, and my rain gauge registered 3 inches of rain.  Come Friday we had rain, winds, hail, thunder, lightning, severe winds, flooding, and my rain gauge registered 5+inches of rain.  I type 5+ inches because my gauge only goes to 5 inches.  I didn't have an opportunity to run out and dump the gauge in order to get a true picture of the total amount of rain received on Friday.   On Saturday it rained, the skies were full of lightning and some wind.  My rain gauge only filled to 1 ½ inches.  In my little area of town we received over 18 inches of rain. 

With all this water, my garden was flooded.  My lettuce was shredded from the winds; I’ll have to pull the lettuce and spinach out and replant seeds. 
Several tomato plants were broken, Bulldog Man clipped branches in hopes the plants will survive. 

My potatoes were just drenched from all the water. I pulled off almost all of the straw from the top of my soil mounds; to help dry out the soil to prevent root damage.  With removing most of the straw, this will also help prevent an over abundance of rolly polly bugs, they love all this moisture. 

The 4 purple cabbage plants I planted several weeks ago were doing really good until we received all of this rain.  The moisture seems to have attracted bugs; I’m not sure what type. They’re eating on the leaves of both the cabbage plants and my beans.  Until I can figure out what’s eating at the cabbage and beans, I had Bulldog Man go ahead and spray my water, soap, and alcohol concoction to kill of whatever bug has been chewing on my plants.

I have a lot to be thankful for these last several stormy days.  We have a home which is standing, and not severely damaged, and my family members are fine, and safe.

Sending prayers to all those affected by the severe weather across our country.



24 comments:

  1. Oh, gosh, I can't quite imagine getting all that rain. Your poor garden didn't stand a chance against the weather. Let's hope and pray this is the last of this awful weather you'll have this season. Hoping you had a nice Mother's Day despite all that you've been going through. As you say though, you and your home are safe which is a great deal to be thankful for.

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    1. Mama Pea,

      This is the first time I've seen this much rain come down in this area. More rain expected Wednesday through Saturday. Mother's Day was nice and quiet :-)
      I'm very blessed to be safe and have a home still standing. How was your Mother's Day?

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  2. Happy Mother's Day to you!

    Glad you are safe.

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    1. Gail,

      Thanks, and you too!!!! I'm glad we were safe too.

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  3. Happy mothers day, I'm sorry a out the garden, that stinks. Try to stay safe!

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    1. Longtime Wife,

      Thanks!!! It does stink about the garden but I've decided this is not going to get me down. I'm going to replant. Will do, you too!!!

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  4. We are getting all that rain now. or started getting ours on Friday really. Not sure how much as my gauge doesn't seem to doa very good job above 2 inches and I never dumped it out.

    One reason I don't usually plant until mid to late May anymore the damned storms and wet ground just makes it almost impossible far too often.

    Tornado watch here all night once again.

    Stay safe Sandy!!! and Happy Mommies Day!!!

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    1. PP,

      Hopefully, you won't get as much rain as we did. Were expecting more starting Wednesday. This is the first time weather was this bad in May here (as far as rain). I will replant!!!!
      We will continue to be weather aware and safe, you do the same. Thanks for the Mother's Day wish.

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    1. Weekend Windup
      Thank you! You too!

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  6. Beautiful flowers Sandy. Happy Mothers Day. Hug B

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    1. Buttons,

      Thank you my Sweet Friend. Happy Mother's Day To You Too.
      Sending hugs, prayers, and love to you and yours.

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  7. I sure hope this bout of weather moves on & lets you guys dry out. It is so discouraging to have to scrafice so much in the garden. Stay safe.

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    1. DFW,
      The ground is still wet, were expecting more rain Wednesday through Saturday.
      It's disappointing to have put all this work into the garden to have most of it destroyed. I will replant!!!! We will make sure to stay safe, thanks.

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  8. I sure hope that the worst of it is behind you. I love daisies, too. With any luck, you'll get a reprieve so that your garden gets a chance to dry out. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    1. Susan,

      The worst from these last storms are behind us. We will need to wait and see what the rest of May brings, more rain is coming. I think I like daisy's because they're around all the time, and it's a simple but sweet flower. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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  9. My goodness....I do hope you dry out soon! Looks like later this week we are in for more weather. xoxo... beautiful flowers

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    1. M.E.,

      Me too!!!! Shhhhhhh........I was hoping the weather would go the other way, lol...... More rain is coming, heard it this morning from the weatherman. :-(

      Thanks!

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  10. I'm sorry about all the rain there, and the damage. But as you say, at least the tornadoes passed you by. I've been watching on that on the weather channel, seems like it's worse this year than it has been in some time.

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    1. Harry,

      No need to apologize my dear friend, it's mother nature at it's finest with all the rain and storms. I just need to get out in my flooded garden and pull everything out, and start fresh with more seeds.

      More severe weather expected on Friday, Saturday of this week, and then a repeat on the following week.

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  11. Oh my, Sandy, what a lot of rain! I'm glad that you and your home are both not effected by the tornados. God willing the sun will come and dry out your crops and restore them! Take care-Kimberly

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    1. Kimberly,

      Yes, it is a lot of rain for us this year. More expected, along with storms on Friday and Saturday. I'll have to go in the garden when these storms stop and replant most of it.

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  12. I wish we could spread the rain around. We could certainly use some!

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    1. Leigh,

      I would be more than willing to share :-)

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