Sunday. It is raining! The abnormally warm temperatures are melting our one snowfall, and now it is raining. My husband cleared away the storm drain on our road and he is now investigating the liklihood of helping the drainage in the backyard. Our newly planted lasagna beds did raise the beds slightly and I think the photo gives you a hint that they are surrounded by water. The water is the deepest at the western end of the garden where we continue to think about hugelkultur beds. We even have the promise of some cut down tree trunks that we can put to good use in those planned huglekultur beds. Keep watching during the march into spring..
The rain has been torrential. Even though we can see the water is moving into a (slow) drain, it has gotten deeper. I think these photos will be helpful in the spring when we are trying to find ways, including hugelkultur, to manage the rains. Right now, Tuesday, I am wondering how long we’ll have to wait before we can go ice skating.
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