This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

water restrictions

Our whole region is now in emergency drought restrictions. The town has banned any outdoor sprinklers or irrigation systems. We can only water by hand and only between 6 pm and 9 am. So I can still keep my vegetable garden growing. Everything else will dry up. I'm sure we'll loose a number of bushes around the house.

drought map IMG_7238


Anonymous Kim @ Homestead Acres said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the water restrictions. Our area has been in a huge drought since April. It's been a huge hit to our gardens. Thankfully the past few weeks we've had a lot of rain!

August 26, 2016 3:12 PM

Blogger CHRIS said...

wow. i suppose i should feel quite lucky then here in walpole, ma. we use mostly natural well water here (i'm not sure if that has anything to do with it) and have been on restriction too but just for lawn and irrigation watering. anything you can hand water with the hose is still ok so the garden has survived despite all the crunchy grass and dead flowers in the yard. somehow the weeds seem unaffected...

August 26, 2016 5:58 PM


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