Dry as the proverbial bone.

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Our carefully tended lush green lawn is gone. Baked to a crisp by record breaking heat and dry weather.

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How dry? Severe drought dry…

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How hot?

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Feels like 108 degrees before 10 in the morning hot. I live in Maine FFS! This is not supposed to happen.

That bright green patch of sod we laid?

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Dead.

My full and healthy for the past 20 years boxwood shrubs?

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Dying.

The brand new flowering crabapple tree we planted on June 7th over my mother’s ashes?

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Might soon be joining her in the hereafter.

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It’s beyond depressing at this point and moving toward the panic stage. We live in the country and rely on a well for water. As much as I’d like to water the garden, I can’t. Hell, I’m down to doing laundry twice a week and not flushing for number one.

(TMI? Sorry.)

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As I type this, yet another flash thunderstorm is moving past us without a drop of rain falling.

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Now that’s just cruel.

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27 thoughts on “Dry as the proverbial bone.”

  1. So sorry. That must be heartbreaking to see. I was noticing this morning how low the ponds are here compared to photos I took a year ago (one of the wettest July’s on record), so your post had me checking drought.gov for Vermont. It shows 57% of the state as “abnormally dry” (including where I live), and 17% at level D1 (moderate drought). I’ll quit complaining about having to mow my lawn. Hope you get some rain soon.

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  2. We had one summer a few years ago where EVERY storm providing much needed rain blew by us. EVERY. ONE. That turned out like you are experiencing now. Dust for lawn. Going weeks without mowing. If not for our rain surplus pre-July we’d be in bad shape for sure, but it has rained every few days so we’re holding on to most of our greenness and mowing every four days…for now.

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  3. Sounds like Maine better think seriously about building a few desalination plants along the coast to convert sea water into fresh. They’re costly, but how many more summers like this can Maine afford?

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  4. I feel like a schmuck for posting about my excessively fantastic grass. You have to know you are on the short list of my favorite people in the whole blogiverse and I would never want to make light of your hardship. The well situation must be disturbing to say the least, but you do have plenty to drink so that’s something. Jesus, I can’t stop myself!
    I think your boxwoods will come back fine if you cut them back. I fought them every year for a long time and they just kept getting back up so now I let the big ones ride with a little trimming and run the little guys over with the mower when they sneak out into the grass.
    On a different, but still Maine related subject, I wonder how things are going in Poland. I’m guessing water plays a major part in the local economy.
    I’m going to post something nice, just for you. I hope it will lift your spirits for a minute and some few seconds.

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