So what is that saying, when Muhammad won't come to the mountain, the mountain must come to Muhammad? It's a proven fact that plants need air, sun, and water to live. We have plenty of sun and plenty of air, and if nature doesn't provide the rain it's up to us to make it happen.
When we first bought the farm, we knew we wanted to dig a pond to use for irrigation. It was supposed to be a simple pond. Well, if any of you know The Husband, you know it wasn't just a simple pond. A month later we have a 20+ foot deep hole in the ground. It was an odyssey to have the thing dug. The up side was he got to use the excavator, which always makes his day. Then comes the fun part, watching it fill up. We knew we'd tapped into some underground streams, you could see them flowing in. However, as mentioned before, it might have rained four times so the underground streams weren't exactly at capacity. It wasn't until we got thirteen inches in just a couple days last September that it filled up.
So now we have our pond and our pump. As per usual, The Husband puts his over analytical mind to the task and comes up with a plan to lay pipe. Him and his dad take on this mission (I will not have any part in this), and several arguments later the pipe is laid. Fast forward to now. Our berries are blooming, and we even have tiny green berries (!!!), so if it freezes, we have to a) cover the berries up with row covers or b) run water over them all night long to create a protective coating of ice over the fruit so it is not damaged. We choose option a usually. So far this year that has not been a problem (knock on wood).
|If you look right in the middle, you'll see a tiny little berry|