In times of drought you learn lessons,
what will grow and what requires
too much water...
When you have times of severe sun activity,
it's hotter and dryer than normal.
We don't know how long this cycle will last,
but next growing season I will do things
a little differently, I will spend my winter,
which will again, probably be warmer
and find more drought solutions.
Having to water every day just to keep
the wilt from stunting the crops is an
exercise in futility...my poor beets, the
second crop is suffering!
Dry, yet my beloved cedars still survive...
as do my second crop of green beans,
but the tomatoes still lag behind,
though I've actually eaten two, I'm testing several
heirlooms 'longside the old stand byes...
a study in survival, as our governments
wreak havoc on our weather...
This is first crop broccoli, I planted twelve
plants, I've eaten two, this is what two more look
like, I should've had all in the freezer by now...
I finally got the chickenwire up for the
birdhouse gourds to climb on, but they
are very stunted and have to be watered every
other day as well...as you can see,
the hosta are burned by the scorching
heat of a sun in cycle...
I hide myself away behind shutters
to keep it's heat at bay, I haven't slept upstairs
for weeks...too hot up there with no vents
in this lil' ol' shack, I have NEVER run my air
as much as this year, but I now know it's a
cycle of ol' Sol, so we wait inside and
hope for another warm winter,
while we prepare for next years season.