Re: [gardeners] it's spring!

penny x stamm (
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 00:25:13 -0500

Hi, Carolyn -- I believe that the Weather Channel showed us a
map of the potential drought which went right up the east
coast and encompassing some 300 miles inland all along 
the way. New Jersey, to a large extent, and the parts of New
York which sit on the western side of the Hudson River I am
told use well water, and they are in the biggest trouble. 

When we had that unbelievable year of no rain, which I think
was 1985 but could have been 1980, it became fashionable
to try to drill for water in every back yard. We were a lot 
younger then, and full of energy and dreams, so of course
we tried as well. An impossible task in general for the
uninitiated -- I am convinced that this calls for professionals
with the right power tools. 

Some of our area's giant nurseries still have signs up which
say, "We Use Well Water" -- not so many people realize just 
why those signs were put there .....

Penny, NY
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