Dry n Dusty Summer

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Thursday 14 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

With virtually no rain for five months, much of the farm dries to a dust bowl over summer. Whilst the veggies and flower beds get their regular dose of sogginess of the watering hosepipe variety, and the fruit orchards irrigated by drip pipes every 8 days, every other square metre is now rock solid under a layer of dead leaves, chicken poo and brown-red sand-like dust.

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So very different to the abundance of growth from a few months ago. 

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12 thoughts on “Dry n Dusty Summer

  1. I’m feeling guilty – we had rain all day yesterday. Here’s hoping you get some soon. 🙂

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  2. Two seasons make it for drastic changes in the landscape. There is still beauty in the dry season and it makes the appreciation of rain much more significant. Take it easy!

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  3. dayphoto says:

    WOW! Your oranges are ready to harvest! Do you take them into town to sell?

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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    • Uncle Spike says:

      We have 4 types of oranges, and these are summer oranges (july-September) rather than the usual winter crop (December-January). As for selling, only the big farms get away with that on a wholesale basis. Everyone else just has for personal consumption. That’s the way of the world.

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  4. fredrieka says:

    Woof tough way to farm

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  5. swamiyesudas says:

    Not much different from Our Country. …Only, in Ours, If there are Fruit bearing trees like Yours, You have to keep Guard, protecting them from …Humans!

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