07/19/2005: Postless and Listless
I've been fighting a summer cold (Bleh) and unable to turn the corner on this yet. But still have a full plate of duties and issues. Tho’ I am working in what seems like slow-motion.
The most pressing issue and emergency is Saving Our Trees. This is the worst set of drought conditions in the area since 1936. It hasn’t rained but once (for a few minutes) since June 4th. Our trees in the entire Fisher Farms area are stressed and many are dying.
Our subdivision of homes is fairly new (less than 5yrs) and much of the landscaping is only 2-3yrs old. The extreme drought is affecting our smaller trees – and even larger ones are stressed too.
So, we’ve contracted with our Association Landscapers to get them watering with special bags called “gator” bags (which are refillable) in an attempt to save as many trees as we possible can to prevent a massive die-off. While I’m sure this wont’ be inexpensive, it will cost less to save these trees (if it’s not too late) than the replacement costs of so many dead trees.
Meanwhile…posting is slow going for a bit, till I sort these things through and hopefully get rid of this Summer listlessness and cold.
Karen on 07.19.05 @ 09:03 AM CST