Thursday, April 28, 2011
The land Mother Nature forgot
Utah has become a garden war zone. Last year I planted my veggie garden three times, it snowed on it twice and killed it. The third time it snowed but it was also over 60 degrees within 15 minutes so everything lived. Sort of.
Last year we had approximately 60 seconds of spring. It snowed on May 24th and then a week later it was 95 degrees. The plants we managed to nurture through the snow were fried before they even had a chance. Even my zucchini did poorly, and who ever heard of zucchini that wouldn't grow?
This year I'm afraid we are in the same boat again. We had one beautiful 65 degree day in March and I went out back and dug trenches for the new sprinkler heads.
Now it's a month later and between the rain and the snow I still have trenches in the back yard and to top it all off, the grass is ten inches tall. I can't mow the lawn until I get the dirt in the trenches. I can't get the dirt in the holes until it stops raining, and snowing and hailing for more than 15 minutes.
I realize I live in the desert and I should be grateful, I am grateful dammit, I'm just afraid that the new leaves on my tree are gonna get confused and start changing colors. Even the damn geese are confused.
So if you find a little sunshine, please send it our way. I need to fill in those holes before I lose Clementine in the high grass.