Friday, May 25, 2012


I fear that our weather forecast of 68° was a bit optimistic. Current conditions at 1:26 pm MST are 45°, sprinkles, 12 mph wind, and an IC (irrigation chill) of 23°. What? You’ve never heard of irrigation chill? IC is derived from this simple mathematical formula:

Temperature – Wind speed – Square inches of wet, muddy clothing = Irrigation chill

The fact that the acronym “IC” sounds like “icy” is pure coincidence.

I have to cut this post short, as it’s time to go change the water. In the event that I succumb to hypothermia, readers are simply asked to contribute any extra wetsuits that they may have on hand to the irrigator of their choice.

“All sunshine and sovereign is God, generous in gifts and glory….”                       –PSALM 84:11

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