Saturday, July 7, 2012


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. 

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