Sunday, May 9, 2010

Be Careful What You Wish For {!!!}

According to this article local farmers have been hoping for some relief for their parched soil. I can understand this, my garden has been pretty dry too. And of course I also understand that the farms are much more important than my humble patch of dirt.

Farmers, gardeners hoping forecast precipitation arrives

It's not often you find someone praying for rain or snow, but Dave Lewington is desperate and is willing to take whatever he can get.

The Lavigne farmer is counting on this weekend's precipitation to moisten his crops of peas, spinach, radishes, carrots and beets.

"The ground is very dry, actually bone dry," Lewington said Friday morning.

"We've been watching the radar and crying for rain. North Bay and Sudbury got showers, but we were missed," he said.

"It's never been this dry and if we don't get rain it will be hard to carry things through. Anything that is planted now, if there's no or little rain it will be hard to grow and they'll just develop more slowly."

This weekend might not bring much rain to the area, according to Environment Canada, however the agency was forecasting 10 to 15 centimetres of snow overnight Friday and today.

"I'm looking forward to getting some snow this weekend to moisten the garden," Lewington said.

Well, I think we should be careful what we wish for, because sometimes we get it, and more of it than what we were looking for.

Yesterday we had fallen branches because the snow was way too heavy {the one below is from one of our ash trees} and there might be more to come. We also lost power for almost the whole night because of other fallen branches. So did many other folks.

The only garden chores I will probably doing for the next few days is praying that the garden survived. Grrr.

I know in the larger scheme of things this is at the most an inconvenience, but it is a good reminder for me to frugal in my wish-making, perhaps even more so when it comes to the weather. ;)




Bek said...

Haha if that was applied to me, I'd have burnt alive by now I swear!

Poor trees though :(

Pyke said...

Sorry about your trees!

nefaeria said...

Bek: I knew you had a little witchiness in you! ;)

Pyke: Thank you. :)

Medusae said...

Oh I remember this! I was thinking about you at the time cause I know you're a busy gardener - I felt for ya! Im sure this is about the same time as Mister Bat came to visit our 'batroom'.

The snow sorta came outta left field.

Looks like your garden recovered nicely anyway :)