Thursday, April 21, 2016
The rain is still not letting up, it all is so soaked and saturated. I had to put my shrubs in the ground because I couldn't wait on it any longer. There was a patch of sunshine this morning and I took advantage of it. I dug the hole for it a little over a foot deep and walked back to get the soil I'm using to backfill. When I got back the hole had already filled with an inch of water from the ground all around it. That's how saturated everything is.
I went around the garden and tended all my vegetable plants. Some of the other shrubs needed some new hay and I did the same for the pumpkins and squash. It'll keep the weeds down a bit and hold the water when It gets hot again. But right now it's weed control around here with all the rain we got. I cleared more winter debris... raking old leaves, removing dropped branches and twigs and so forth. It felt good to be out in the garden again and even so it was messy work it was also good for me to be moving, bending, lifting and squatting to work. I was getting moody and felt like I was backsliding a bit. I am not really but it felt like I was. I need the sunshine to perk me up and keep me happy. At this time in my life I don't think I could live in climates with lots of rain and dreary day any longer. when we lived in England in the early 90's we had our share of dreary weather, but also a number of warm summers. But overall I think I'm better off here in Texas... even when I complain.