Saturday, July 10, 2010

Heat break

You people over on the West Coast, freezing in your cold summer weather, might not appreciate how happy we East Coasters are that an all-day rainstorm has finally moved over us.

Our area has officially been declared a drought area. Crops are suffering. (not to mention the plants in our yard.) WE've been suffering under above 100 degree temperatures. That may be normal in New Mexico and those states where they have dry desert heat. But I'm talking about 100 degrees with 98 percent humidity. Where people scuttle from their air-conditioned houses to their air-conditioned cars to their air-conditioned workplaces, crossing their fingers that the electricity grid can handle the load. (one day we hit 105 !)

But we made it. The rains came and our lows tonight will be out of the 80s and down to 70 or below. Tomorrow it will be in the 80s and low 90s again, but it is July in Maryland, and we know to expect that.

Now back to 'normal' summer temperatures.
Do you think we'll have any local corn this year? Or was it all burned up in the drought.
I'm addicted to corn on the cob in the summertime.

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