Monthly Archives: July 2016

Daily Log, St. James’s Day 2016

St. James’s Day (25 July 2016), 10.58pm High: 100 Low: 79 Precipitation: None It’s been a week since the last update, but it’s been for good reason. Sallie Jo has been a handful this last week, not wanting to fall … Continue reading

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Daily Log, 18 July 2016

18 July 2016, 8.42pm High: 96 Low: 73 Precipitation: 1/4″ Woke up this morning to a day that was more-or-less precisely a mirror image of yesterday: a small shower in the overnight hours dampened everything and made the day obscenely … Continue reading

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Daily Log, 16 July 2016

16 July 2016, 10.33pm High:93 Low:78 Precipitation:6/10″ Yesterday afternoon, we finally had a breakthrough–we finally got some rain. That’s the biggest news, that after over two weeks of parchedness, we finally got a good, if brief, rain storm, and the … Continue reading

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Daily Log, 14 July 2016

14 July 2016, 10.11pm High: 101 Low: 78 Precipitation: We were 3/4 of a mile too far north, it seems. Today was a busy day. I spent a lot of time in the yard, finally accepting that we weren’t going … Continue reading

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Daily Log, 13 July 2016

13 July 2016, 7.14pm High: 102 Low: 78 Precipitation: Surely, you jest. Another day much like all the others of recent vintage. It began to look like rain late this afternoon, and we even had a very, very brief moment … Continue reading

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Daily Log, 11 July 2016

11 July 2016 High: 102 Low: 87 Precipitation: None Spent some time this morning on the Clemson Extension service website, deciding I was going to move past the aggravations and frustrations of those dreaded five days last week that killed … Continue reading

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July 10th, 11.20pm Highs: 105 (Sat)/101 (Sun) Lows: 87 (Sat)/ 85 (Sun) Precipitation: None More of the same. Mere’s parents came up yesterday, and we spent most of the day with them, catching up, playing with the baby, going out … Continue reading

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8 July 2016, 11.25pm Today’s High: 103 Low: 78 Precipitation: None The hottest day of the year so far. The sixth, by my count, consecutive day of triple-digit heat. About to retire for the night, and there’s again heat lightning … Continue reading

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7 July 2016, late night. Today’s High: 101 Low: 75 Precipitation: None Another brutally hot day, 90 by 9am. Tried to spend some more time nursing the plants in the garden back to life (see previous “Midsummer” update for the … Continue reading

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Midsummer 2016

It’s midsummer; the dog days are with us. In the two months(!) since last I posted any update, lots of good things have happened. But now, well, everything’s just about ruined. The good: Planting in rows in the ground did … Continue reading

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