It's amazing what a source of historical information my blog is turning out to be for Rman and I.
When I want to check on how we ran our water or electrical conduits during the building, or on weather from years gone by, etc. I am able to quickly find the info I need on it. So, forgive me if I babble on now - this posting will help us in the years to come... :)
This year we've had a below average rainfall - so much so that RMan's oats - which he spent so much time preparing the ground for, and planting so carefully - suffered very badly.
|Who did I spy in the field, with a hosepipe in hand?|
|I traced the pipe back to our rainwater tanks...|
|...and it stretched for 100mtrs to where RMan|
|Not easy watering an entire field by hand, so|
RMan chose half of the field and gave that
some concentrated watering
|Nothing like a cold beer to quench a thirst :)|
Naturally, seeing all that liquid squirting out causes a thirst in humans as well, so when I shouted to ask him if he was thirsty, the reply was "Yes please!!" :) A cold beer (or two) sorted out the human thirst at least :)
What is the point of having rainwater tanks if one doesn't utilize the water they are holding when one needs it? :)
This past Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we had 25.5mm of very welcome rain fall, but RMan has decided that the crop is past saving. It's barely above ankle height and very patchy. So he is going to leave it to mature and dry out, and then he is going to turn the entire plant matter into the ground. As it breaks down it should help to feed the soil so next year's crop will hopefully be a successful one.