Re: [gardeners] new to group

penny x stamm (
Sun, 24 Feb 2002 00:43:25 -0500

CB, don't know if I will be able to keep everything alive without
the usual plentiful water. 

It must have been 1985 when we had no rain until August 25th,
my Dad's birthday. I planted the minimum of flowers and veggies
that summer, and kept them going with my daily walk-arounds
with 'grey' water -- they had us saving the rinse water from the 
washing machine, and all the wash water from the fresh veggies,
and anything else which we could gather up, for this hand

The reservoirs which normally feed us went bone dry to the 
bottom. We could see the old houses and churches which had 
been buried under water for so many years -- it was eerie..

This winter we have had 1/2 an inch of snow -- and it's the 
snow which actually provides our entire area of New England 
and New York with summer water supplies. Contrast that
with the Winter from Hell, probably 10 years ago, when we 
had 18 snow storms, and whatever did NOT get covered
with snow died of the cold. 

Unless we want to put an Astrodome over the house, Nature
is going to win. 

Penny, NY


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