I should be shouting: "Houston, we have a problem!!" but I will rather look to the blessings than the troubles...but just so that you know what is going on here...
Last year around Dec/Jan we noticed that our wellpoint was loosing pressure. Without "free" water, everything we are doing here is pointless! We cannot afford to water on municipal water and I don't want that water on my crops anyway.
About 3 weeks ago we noticed that there was not even a square meter of water being spurted out of the sprinkler with the pump going full taps and Superman and I looked at each other and said: "Houston, we have a problem!"
Well after all the experts came and went this week we have no option but to sink another well point, and this well point is going to be in the veggie garden right next to my beloved much nutured asparagus.
This caused a hurried harvesting session for all of us this afternoon - in the rain and then blistering humidity. We had to dig out all the potatoes as this bed will be used as their slurry pit, then we tied back the asparagus (I am praying it will not be damaged) and then we harvested all the tomatoes around and about.
While we were going we picked the corn that is ready and the pumpkin and butternuts.
I suppose I should be grateful that this weeks shopping :-) has been done!
Dear Readers, think of us tomorrow as they start to dig....