Tag Archives: Rain

Maypops, rain gauges 2022-08-27

Now that it’s raining, there are many native, tasty, showy maypops. Also known as passion flower, Passiflora incarnata.

[Maypops, rain gauges]
Maypops, rain gauges

Unfortunately, there is also nasty invasive exotic Japanese climbing fern, Lygodium japonicum. Continue reading

Starlink dish 2021-12-27

Update 2022-01-12: Starlink Router inside 2022-01-10.

Turns out Starlink doesn’t work too well during thunderstorms. Other than that, so far so good.

[Longleaf, solar panels, roof mount]
Longleaf, solar panels, roof mount

Also looks good against longleaf pine. Continue reading

Six inches of rain in two days, swamp full 2021-07-05

A month of no rain ended mid-June, capped by 3.5 inches July 4th and another 3 inches July 5th, according to the bucket-and-yardstick rain gauge. Our cypress swamp, which had only puddles, is now full and overflowing.

[3.5 + 6 inches of rain, cypress swamp]
3.5 + 6 inches of rain, cypress swamp

That chair was above the cypress swamp high water mark for this year. Now it’s in the water.

I’m renaming the front driveway Twin Creeks. Most of its flow goes into the swamp. Continue reading

Today! A good day for growing things and learning about them inside @ SOGALO17 2017-01-21

Come on down this morning to PineVale Elementary and learn about growing things in our south Georgia subtropical climate! It’s rainy this morning and afternoon, and breezy all day; a great day for growing, and South Georgia Growing Local will be inside a new venue with cooking facilities!

5:54 AM EST 21 Jan 2017 When: 9AM-4:30 PM, Saturday, January 21st 2017

Where: Pinevale Elementary School, 930 Lake Park Road, Valdosta GA.

Facebook: event and Community

Web: page with schedule.

If you’re still not convinced, watch Gretchen explain it on the radio with Continue reading

Tomorrow! and inside out of the rain @ SOGALO17 2017-01-21

It may rain Saturday (tomorrow!), but South Georgia Growing Local will be inside at a new venue with cooking facilities! Watch Gretchen explain it on the radio with Chris Beckham and Scott James.

When: 9AM-4:30 PM, Saturday, January 21st 2017

Where: Pinevale Elementary School, 930 Lake Park Road, Valdosta GA.

Facebook: event and Community

Web: page with schedule.

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Raining in the garden at Okra Paradise Farms, 11 June 2012

Pumpkins:

John S. Quarterman and Gretchen Quarterman with Brown Dog and Yellow Dog.
Pictures by John S. Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms Lowndes County, Georgia, 11 June 2012.

Rain coming in:

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Protracted extreme drought: U.S. Drought Monitor, 2012-05-08

Acording to U.S. Drought Monitor, drought throughout south Georgia and surrounding areas is either extreme or exceptional, and has been for months.

Here you can see detail for Georgia:

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Groundwater levels: red

In case anybody thinks the recent rains have done away with the drought in Georgia, take a look at this USGS map of groundwater levels today:

USGS Active Groundwater Network map 18 April 2012
Legend for USGS Active Groundwater Network map 18 April 2012

South Georgia, all red and orange. Here’s more detail.

It’s also worth remembering that while our Floridan Aquifer does recharge somewhat, that much of its water has been there since the last ice age. So if we keep mining water at a rapid rate, the aquifer will keep falling.

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