April 7, 2012
drought and water transportation #thirdworldproblems
This past March was the driest on record for Boulder county. The water doesn't get turned on at our garden plot for another week, so for the past month, we've been hauling water there (2 blocks) every day or so, to try to get our seeds to germinate.
Last year we lugged water with arms and backpacks; this year we discovered the wheel—we've been using our bike trailer as a wagon to carry the water. It isn't perfect. We use a ski pole stick to steer. It would be really nice to add a third wheel. Maybe next year. Maybe we could hitch it up to the dog and make him a working dog.