I know I've been going on about the drought and the top soil blowing away. We are in severe drought conditions and it is official: see the Palmer Drought Severity Monitor at the NOAA. As of this
date, March 2, 2009, we here in Central Texas have the worst drought conditions in the U. S.
The photo on on the above left was taken on my back porch at 9 AM on Saturday morning, February 28, 2009. The photo on the right was taken four hours later at 1 PM.
I go out my back door several times a day, but when I went out yesterday, Sunday, March 1, I thought the dogs had found a pillow and torn it up because I saw hundreds of little, cream- colored pieces near the back of the yard fence. I walked out to examine closer and realized it was hundreds of little rocks that had been buried for years. I mow the yard and haven't had to concern myself with flying rocks when hit by the mower for over 20 years. That is no longer the case. As you can see, a good bit of the top soil was on my porch. I sweep just about every day, and while I've never had to sweep away as much as shown in the photos taken Saturday, I've swept a lot of top soil off the porches over the past few months. Saturday morning's accumulation is the worst I've seen.
Pray that we get rain. We are in desperate need as you can see.
Until next time, God bless.