Things are becoming very tough for the good people of the Higgledy Empire. Drought has ravaged the land and the soil is turning to dust. All water reserves have been used up and are now having to rely on sources provided by the state…and the state’s meter…
The seedlings in the ground are looking anxious and sky is looking blue, blue, blue.
In the decade or more I have been gardening and been ‘weather aware’ I have never known a spring like it.
I have to catch myself when I get frustrated and worried by the lack of rain. The Higgledy Empire is only a second income for me…and the crop isn’t food…its flowers. God only knows what it must be like to NEED the rain to feed your family and to survive.
So here’s to having food on the table and water in the tap! :)
April 22, 2011 @ 1:27 am
I ‘m sorry, wish I could send our Pacific Northwest rain… it never stops.
April 23, 2011 @ 7:44 am
Thanks for the thought Linda! Meanwhile I’ll keep filling the watering can… ;)
April 21, 2011 @ 12:58 pm
We’re experiencing the same problem; having to water furiously, sometimes every evening. It doesn’t look like there will be much respite or rain in the near future which can only mean a hose pipe ban edging ever close. It already takes over an hour to water everywhere in the garden so I am dreading the prospect of having to run back and forth with watering cans. Please can we have some rain, by night if possible???
April 21, 2011 @ 7:53 pm
hose pipe won’t affect commercial growers…I don’t think. :) Hope is all going well for you Jason.
April 21, 2011 @ 9:48 am
I know, I know, I know (Sybil Fawlty voice)!! My soil is dustlike too and AND some stupid greedy slug or snail has eaten most of my potted seedlings! Woe is me!
April 21, 2011 @ 7:55 pm
I share your grief!!! Vigilance is key. We lost 10% from our sentry box…but it is a lesson learnt. …and after all this is a journey not a destination. :)