Enough With The Rain Already!

Here we are in June when we expect the odd thundershower. Last year and the year before we had months of drought. Now, Nature is trying to fix the average in one year. We’ve had two weeks of frequent rain an inch or so at a time. The ground in my yard is saturated. There are puddles in several places. My garden is drowning. Today, we got another inch or so in a cats-and-dogs downpour.

I’ve had it! I’m going to actively drain my yard. I have an old sump pump I’m going to repair and put in weeping tiles in the main garden. I waded out into the biggest puddle and started a siphon to the ditch. It’ll take hours to drain that. To add to the situation, a landscape designer persuaded the little woman to build damns berms all over the yard. There’s a lake behind each one. I had the yard levelled off about right except for fine-tuning before those damned berms… One berm is even catching water discharged from the sump. The sump drain was crushed by big trucks last year and the little woman promised more so I haven’t replaced it.

Well, at the rate we are going, I should be dead by the time this yard is landscaped. I may never taste a fruit from these trees. About half the trees I planted in the last year are under water. Even the hardy ones are drooping.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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