Perhaps you've heard that we are having an odd year out west. It's hot, dry and about as unconducive to growing grass at it gets. We're typically semi-arid where I'm from, and this year calling us arid would be complimentary.
Here's what I mean -
Taken in one of our pastures on 7-18-12. This is as tall as it got this year (about an inch on average), and it was only greener than this for a couple weeks.
Another photo, taken on 7-2-12. This is also in the middle of a pasture, in the bottom of a draw, which are typically greener than the tops like what was shown in the previous picture.
Our creek bottom, as of 7-18-12. Anything you see that is green is either Kosha weed or thistle.
Now, let's see how this compares to the last couple years
Now for 2010:
So, just in case you don't want to scroll back and forth. That was 2010, and here the same location in 2012 again, which is anything but an exceptional year.
If you want to see how the years prior to 2010 were around here, you can head over to my 2010 June Grass Report post.