Its so hot in Kansas....
A little humor to take the edge off are garden worries.
IT'S SO HOT KANSAS....the birds have to use pot holders to pull the worms out of the ground.
....the trees are whistling for dogs.
....the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
....hot water comes from both taps.
....you can make sun tea instantly.
....you learn that a seat buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
....the temperature drops below 90 F and you feel a little chilly.
....you discover that in July it only takes two fingers to steer a car (one on each hand).
....you actually burn your hand opening the car door.
....you actually break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 5:30 A.M.
....your biggest motorcycle wreck fear is, "what if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death"?
....the potatoes cook under ground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter.
....the cows are giving evaporated milk.
....farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.
..IT'S SO DRY in Kansas that the Baptists are starting to baptize by sprinkling, the Methodists are using wet wipes, the Presbyterians are giving rain checks, and the Catholics are praying for wine to turn back into water.
On the downside I lost my first conifer to heat related issues yesterday.. Larix decidua 'Horstmann's Recurva'. New planting this year and I mite add had plenty of water. Just to many 100+ days I figure for a fist year trying to acclimate. I also noticed all Acers with brunt and dropping leaves. Others in the mix are Thuja o.'Degroot's Spire', Picea o. 'Skylands and 'Tom Thumb Gold' with burn tip issues. Considering all the 100+ days and no rain I am looking fairly good but watering every day to look that way. The last week has been a killer causing a big melt down with all plants struggling to some degree. Everything I am now growing is pre-border line. Another round of the same is coming back this weekend so they say. This could put my garden over the top. If so I will not rebuild. This ceases to be fun anymore, in fact it sucks, and I will be looking elsewhere for interesting challenges.