So far this year, we are short of our normal rainfall complement out here JOTOLR by roughly two inches. All of you who got those mounds of snow--burdensome as they were-- are now lucky as you anticipate the coming gardening season with the knowledge you have ample water.
Water. Such a precious resource. Yet we continue to abuse it, lose it, and over-use it. Again, where is that word, "conservation?" As farmers, we either have too much or not enough! We're always complaining! And we all take water for granted, don't we...did you know that one of the cuts in the budget being eyed favorably is to the Clean Water Act? Enforcement monies, as I understand it. Sadly, it seems water--clean drinking water--will wind up being something we'll value much more highly after it's severely rationed or even gone.