This may turn out to be one of driest months of May in more than 100 years. The Midlands is entering the first stage of drought.

When it comes to Mother Nature, Vicki McCracken says there's nothing she hasn't seen, "We've had drought, we've had bugs, we've had disease."

She's been a farmer's wife for more than 50 years. Her pride and joy is McCracken Farms. It's there where you'll find a variety of fruits and vegetables. They're known best for their tomatoes.

But as the farm gets ready to open to the public June first, McCracken knows two things for sure - one, South Carolina is in the first stages of a drought and two, "We also know there is nothing we can do about it - so we just roll with the way it goes."

And, right now, when it comes to rainfall, the way it goes is this - the state office of Climatology says it's still too early to tell if we're going to have normal rainfall this summer. But for the month of May, they say we've had less than a half inch in the Midlands.

Hope Mizell of the South Carolina Climatology Office says, "It's not something we need to have any alarm over public drinking water supplies - again, at this time."

No alarm for public drinking water, but if you get your water from a well, that's a different story, Mizell says, "Some wells, some shallow wells, they go dry or the water level drops below where their pump is set."

For McCracken, whose farm is irrigated with well water, this is a concern, "Our hope is that it's going to rain and that we will get natural moisture instead of, you know, well water on our crops."

In the meantime, that's all she says she can do - hope and pray. "It's up to God to supply what we need. He always does and we feel like He will."

If you are allowed to water your lawn, the Office of Climatology wants you to keep this in mind - most lawns only require about an inch of water a week. They've found that many people give their lawns three to maybe even four times that much. The bottom line - don't water too much.