Tuesday, July 3, 2012

My Sad Little Garden

Sad is an understatement when it comes to the state of my garden. It has been sooooo hot (triple digit temps for a week now) and dry that even with a daily dose from the water hose, things are in a permanent state of wilt. Just a couple of days ago we broke our all time heat record...it was hotter than it has ever been in recorded history reaching 108 degrees F. This is not only hard on our garden, and by extension water bill, it is torture for myself, being pregnant, my husband, who works outside all day long, and my daughter who is going a bit stir crazy because it's just too much to go outside. Andrew is supposed to be doing all of the weeding and physical maintenance of the garden, but after eight hours outside, when he comes home it's all he can do to drag the hose out, and really can you blame him? Supposedly this week will bring a cool down (down to the mid nineties..if you can call that cool), but what we really need is some significant rain. A good day long summer soaker. For most people a rainy summer day spoils poolside fun and trips to the lake, but I am desperate. Anyone know a good rain dance? Even in my state I will give it a go! By the way, we are having a boy!