A New Kid in Town

A New Kid in Town

What have you nurtured that’s growing well for you?

Hi Laurie

It’s great to have the kids home.

Jewelia is coming home for a 2 week visit next week, and Will moves back to the South Island next month, so he will only be a two hour drive away, instead of a 12 hour drive with a 3 hour ferry crossing.

Great to see that growing conditions are favourable in your part of the world.
Our region is in drought, the deepest on record, and I mowed my lawns last weekend for the first time since the end of November last year. There wasn’t a lot of growth, but they were looking a bit scruffy, with patches of growth where there was any sort of dip that could collect water and give it a chance to soak in. We had a little bit of rain last month, but it still only totals to 14 inches in the last 14 months – way less than loss to evaporation – the ground is seriously dry a long way down, water tables at record lows.

Our sparrows are doing well, but only because of bags of wheat brought in from further south where the rainfall is normal (our drought zone is only about 80 miles wide, we’re just in it).

Its getting warm enough that I need to put serious energy into the garden, but it hasn’t happened yet, still the chance of a strong frost or two yet.

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