Posts tagged: water supply

“Real” Rain

By , June 30, 2018

A recent local news story shocked us: a weather expert told us that we are experiencing a drought.

Drought in a temperate rain forest doesn’t look like drought elsewhere. We haven’t had weeks or months of pounding heat or relentless sunshine. Generally, our weather has been colder and wetter than normal. April through June comprise our dry season; it’s easy to focus on them, and decide the year hasn’t been very dry, but in fact, it has. That has us concerned.

rainy day

A welcome rainy day. The rhubarb is especially pleased (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

The garden should be getting an inch of rain daily at the moment. We can barely keep it watered. Usually, by now, we’ve switched to the summer water source, but we held off (see Fresh Water: Collecting and Conserving a Precious Resource). Now, there’s no new water coming into the summer water, nor can we hear anything coming into the winter tank.

So, Friday’s rain, gentle though it may be, was very welcome!

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Our Water Returns!

By , February 13, 2018

Sunday evening, we sat upstairs watching a movie. Just short of the film’s climax, Aly suddenly asked me to hit “pause.” When I did, we listened for a second, until we heard what she had heard:

The sound  of running water.

After 11 days of frozen pipes, our water had returned (see Hygge NOT).

running water tap

A sweet sight! (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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