We got rain today!
And sleet! And Hail! And some stuff in between that looked like frozen pastina. Crazy stuff.
I'm so relieved to see some moisture because my well went out and I have no way to water my plants until I can get some plumbers out here to work on the system. I've been waiting for 3 weeks now. Hope my name comes up soon!
The well we use for drinking water is still functioning, but it is much deeper and newer. If it goes out, we have no option other than to truck in water.
I can't use the drinking well for outdoor watering without re-running some plumbing to circumvent the water softener and purifier, and, I would have to run a hose from indoors.
This could be an interesting summer. This was supposed to be the year I get more hydrants and permanent drip lines, but now I will be grateful to just have water for the hoses.
The daffodils have started blooming, so I may have some for the show next weekend.
There's a game I want to see in Atlanta next weekend, so I may not get to enter the daffodils. Atlanta's so pretty this time of year, and Kansas is still pretty dreary, so it doesn't take much to get me out of here.
Last fall I broke a few bones and couldn't finish the fall chores, so I'm playing catch-up putting in shrubs that spent the winter in pots. The Palatine, Austin and Edmunds orders have arrived, and I already have about half in the ground. We had a few days in the 70s where it looked safe to plant, and then we got the cold weather and snow after that, so I hope they all made it.
The Edmunds order this year was a big improvement over what I received last year. I just hope they break dormancy. That was the issue last year, and I made the mistake of not calling them to request a refund. If it happens again this year, I'll really feel like a fool!