Here we are in the first full week of August. The usual August is hot, muggy and dry, many years drought conditions.
This first week, and into the next we have had fairly cool temps with some exceptions,and rain. Up until a few minutes ago we have been getting rain all day. Thank the LORD, our Creator and Savior for giving this moisture for crops, hayfields, and yards.
Now let us be grateful for every day. The rain is a blessing and so is the sunshine; even when it is hot and muggy.
That is how it is on the banks of Flat Creek today,
I awoke this morning and heard some distant thunder. I had some information from accu-weather that is was supposed to rain, and I was hoping it would the ground was dry; even down a foot deep it was dry.
I know that because early the week before I had the sad duty of burying a dog name of Archer which had suffered for a long time from arthritus (spelling), and other problems. He was a big loving, lovable dog. The ground was dry and hard.
This morning around six or so at our house, in Mill Valley, on the banks of Flat Creek it started to rain. It came with lightening, thunder, and wind. O, how I was glad and happy to receive the blessing.
A couple of months ago we were wondering when it was going to stop raining. Many homes and businesses were flooded, and suffered damage, and sadly in some places people perished in those floods.
Myself I am thankful for the rain when ever it comes. I do not ask God to stop it. I will not complain about too much rain. I will thank Him for it; He is the One who gives itl
From the banks of Flat Creek south of Jenkins,
It has been some time since writing on Flat Creek Rolling, but here goes…
I have nothing in the ground to call a food garden. We have plenty of things to call garden. They have flowers and such growing in other spots, some have already bloomed and died off like they are supposed to do.
However, back to our garden spot. It had been covered in tall weeds and grass. I mowed it down, rode it down with the mower on Wednesday (6/6/18).
This morning (Saturday June 9) I went and tilled a small spot at the lowest part of the old garden. My thinking is, that when the creek has risen out of the banks the time or two since we moved in here, the water, as it lowered left better soil for growing things.
I may be too late in planting anything. I am going to plant some beets, carrots, and things such as that, but we need some rain. The ground, this morning, was really too dry for tilling, but it got tilled anyway.
I am going to try, and we will see what happens.
From the banks of Flat Creek,
Yesterday August 02, 2011 is about as hot as it has been. Really there is no doubt about it. It was the hottest it has been all Summer anyway.
Records were set in 1954 and in 1980 for heat, but it appears that those records are being tied or bettered by the current heat wave. I still don’t believe in “global warming”, because, right now in the Southern himisphere it is Winter, and I would almost guarantee that there is snow, ice and cold down there; and they are wondering where the heat is.
We just as well set back, and enjoy what the LORD of the Universe and all that is has given us. We are warm, not freezing. Many of us live in air conditioned homes. Still for those who don’t go get wet somewhere, get in the shade.
By the way; the temp here yesterday reached a high of 111 degrees. Things burn up when the temps get that high, including weeds.
Things are hot, dry and brown on the banks of Flat Creek.
Another day of sunshine? Another day of rain? Right now it is hard to tell. I look out my office window here at 6:30 in the morning, and the sun does not seem to have made it into our valley yet. It is partially cloudy. We do need some rain. That’s hard to believe after all the rain we received in April and May, but it is getting dry, and hard to work the soil.
Every day is a day to be thankful. Being grateful, thankful and full of praise to our GOD is a part of the faithful Christian’s life. He is what makes life worthwhile. Without Him where would we be?
My conclusion for a day that is just beginning is…
Another Day of Grace.