Watching the effects of the drought saddened us.
Like all occupations, farming has its challenges. For that matter, so does life. In the midst of our busy days, we need to notice those good moments.
Sometimes before the rain, we live through those dry days. Rain brings the hope of the greening of the earth, of the life that water gives.
California has had the worst drought year in recorded history. If we don't get some rain, farmers won't be the only ones crying the blues.
Grandma and Grandpa had a spring piped into the house, with the help of a neighbor we have resorted to other means.
Building berms around trees and shrubs is important for water-wise watering. Mulching is mandatory for water retention and helps keep weeds down. Manure berms are especially functional.