7.18.2011

No Gardening This Year







Thank you to all of you who have left comments while I have been taking a break.  My neck is much better.  I have to admit that there hasn't been much gardening this year at my house or even in my town.  We have been in a terrible drought this year (about 14 inches low on rain if I understood right).  The land is parched and many many things have died.  Even established trees are struggling this year.  To make things worse we have also been having unusual wind (for here) and record breaking temperatures.  You know it is hot when people are excited when a cool front comes through and it is only 105 degrees.  It has been as hot as 120 and believe me when I say that is HOT!  I am usually an avid gardener but this year I don't even want to step outside.  It has really been hard on my poor critters too.  My poor chickens were dropping like flies until I started spraying them down each day with water.  They don't like it too much but it saves their lives.  I have lost so many plants that I have lost count.  It is taking lots of water to keep what lives alive.  I am thankful for the ones that have survived.  In the meantime, I have been enjoying the gardens of others in other places on the internet.  They inspire me, teach me, and amaze me.  I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the beautiful places I have been.  Check them out here.
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6 comments:

Beyond My Garden said...

We missed you. This bird bath patio is really nice. Have you dropped any bath saucers on it yet. Mine broke about a week after I put it on a concrete pad.
nellie

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Debbie, I knew it was bad there, but I didn't know it was SO bad! Hold on! And thank you for the great images you linked to. I'll finish this comment and go look at them again. Very inspiring!

Darla said...

It is extememly difficult to last outside in the heat and humidity. You take care of yourself.

tina said...

So sorry to hear about the extreme drought and heat. It is always so disheartening when these things come along.

Grace said...

Sheesh! That's some kind of heat. I don't blame you a bit for not wanting to be outside. I hope you have a cool-down soon. I've enjoyed "visiting" with you on Facebook.

Aaliyah Aldaco said...

One of the best ways to deal with drought is by installing a sprinkler system in your garden. Most people already have one in their gardens and it helps them a lot. All living things cannot survive without water. Sorry to read about your poor chickens. =( I hope everything in your garden is doing good by now.