Cracks in the "skin of the soil" are appearing as the drought and heat continue. I peer down wondering how far they might go. Two days this last week, I was walking about, peering down into those holes. Where do you go? What is down there? I grabbed a long straight stiff piece of plant debris from last year and I began to measure. The deepest distance that I found was 21 inches. At that time, this was clearly unusual. I could hardly believe it.
I also wonder about our friends that live beneath the soil, especially the Earthworms. How are they faring? I can't imagine this is the best weather for them. Those that have survived surely have gone deep.