July 21, 2012 9:32 PM

C.W. Gusewelle | Summer closes a sweaty fist around plants, planters

City folk are much disheartened by lawns burned brown, by withered flower beds, by the cost of watering and running air conditioners to make 100-plus-degree days bearable. But for rural folk, the issue isn’t comfort or aesthetics. What’s at stake are their livelihoods.

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