Friday, January 13, 2012

Harvest in a hurry

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....

5 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

All the best for that new well! I remember something a little different that had me digging in the garden as soon as the sun came up one morning. We had a water main break under my newly planted rose garden. The repairs were also to go through my tulips and daffodils. There were other bulbs that weren't growing at the time so I wasn't sure where they were. I was out there at the crack of dawn digging and putting plants into piles that I thought I could identify later. I did manage to save lots of them before the contractors arrived with a back hoe to dig up my garden and repair the water leak. I got some surprises with the color combinations when they grew after my replanting, but I did save some!

sally said...

Good Luck Wendy! We are blessed to have a perrenial stream that runs through our farm and more water than we can possible use, but if that supply ever dwindled.........I have no idea what I would do. Will be thinking of you and hoping for an even stronger supply than you had before!

Lisa said...

Goodluck with your well! I have to say that your hurried harvest looks awesome!

Wendy said...

That's so funny, Lois!

Sally, how lucky you are to have a stream.

Thanks Lisa!

Tuinmeisie said...

What an amazing harvest!