Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Rain all week
It's a desert here and they are talking of water restrictions already, (no pools and no hot tubs) allowed this year. We have clouds but never get more than a few sprinkles lately. It's been dry for 3 years or so and we received almost no snow this winter so reservoirs are low.
I was fortunate enough to get a day off today and planned on working in my garden but we had just enough rain to make me change my mind.
I tried a Tom Sawyer trick this week. My garden needed digging and I had too many raspberry plants. They were taking over the whole garden so I advertised on a Freecycle page that I had raspberry plants to give away. Someone came yesterday and took about 1/3 of them so now that much of my garden is done. She even raked it afterward. By the time I've given them away, the garden will be dug up.
Then I just have to figure out how to grow a garden with no water. I am going to put down drip hoses and lots of mulch between the rows, that is, if I get another day off soon. At least, the lawn won't need such frequent mowing and that's a good thing as I hate mowing the lawn.