Monday, February 22, 2010

Macro Monday: Water...at last!

While the rest of the U.S. has been enduring an unusual winter, we've actually been back to what we consider normal--a couple of days of gentle rains in the 40's followed by a sunny day in the 60's but freezing at night, then the cycle repeats.

Yesterday it felt like the first day of spring! Farmer Rick and I spent the day gardening in t-shirts! The asparagus also thinks it is spring. They are predicting 2 inches of snow tomorrow. That's just how weird our weather can be.

But the most amazing news I want to share is our well is now topping off at 5'9" of WATER which means: I am now able to once again run the washing machine and dishwasher! I have not been able to do this in NINE MONTHS. If you are new to my blog, we have just endured the driest, hottest year on record and our well was entirely without water for four months, and has been limping along ever since. I will never take turning on the faucet and water coming out for granted. If you want to see what it looked like empty check out this post

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Here's some highly aerated water down at the river, and a couple of riffles.

 
 

Suddenly it comes back to me why I live here!



Just listen to the river sing:



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10 comments:

colleen said...

Woo Hoo! Being able to do laundry at home is a luxury we sometimes take for granted. I'm glad your water if finally back to normal. Love the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Good for you. I hope you have even more rain.

dibear said...

LOVE the asparagus! I want to plant some.:)

Ed said...

Very cool, when I go home I can spend hours next to the river and just listen to it sing..:-)

Brenda said...

t-shirt weather! I can't wait! I'm sure that you are glad that you have water now. I can't wait to see flowers again!

Callie said...

Hooray for water! I remember those days of a dry well and hauling water. Hope your water table get filled to the brim. Spring is teasing us...

moresecretwhispers said...

looks like spring is on the way (first photo) ? :)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Yippeee!!!

Jill said...

Oh....I can't wait for asparagus! Beautiful.

CTG Ponies said...

What a beautiful landscape! And I'm so glad you've got water again. We would gladly send some your way. Rain on top of snow makes for quite a mess.

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