It's depressing outside in our Eastern Ohio county. We're not alone. Extreme temperatures and little moisture are drying up the farmer's crop and pasture land. Spring hay that should be filling barns for the winter is being used already to feed the livestock in the heat of July 2012. The news reports and agriculture radio series are bemoaning that yields will already be down even if the needed steady rains were to start now. Every day is another day towards hardship for our farming communities. I thought pictures were in order; though I believe many of you are seeing the same things in your rural farm lands.
The temps in the car are from Saturday; the rest of these photos are from Wednesday, July 11, 2012