Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Parched

I got the lawn mowed on Tuesday. There was a lot of mowin' goin' on in the neighborhood, in fact. Our neighbor across the road was also mowing, as was the grape grower out back -- he was on a tractor pulling a large mowing attachment behind him, cutting down the tall grasses that surround his parcels. He also did a small patch of four-foot high brush behind our fence, for which I am grateful.

Lots of apples on the trees this year.

You can see in the photo just how brown the "grass" is. It's a little greener in the shadows of the trees, but out in full sun it's just burned to a crisp. We haven't had any rain to speak of in nearly three months. The trees are okay as their roots go deep, but most surface dwellers are thirsty. I water the vegetable garden every day. If I didn't, we'd have a lot of sun-dried tomatoes.

4 comments:

  1. Surely, Walt...
    that should be sun-dried tomato plants....
    there ain't any red fruit on them yet!

    It is getting a bit back breaking with all the watering, though...
    it gets in the way of sitting out and enjoying it!!
    Tim

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  2. Wow, that really is brown! After all that incessant rain that you had during winter and spring, and now, nothing for summer :(

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  3. tim, true.

    evelyn, oh, I'm sure it will all be green again once the rains come back.

    judy, I know! Some years are like that.

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