This April was full of challenges and I'm actually glad it's over. I got back into fishing, which was awesome, and in fact I think I went six times, which was...good. However, thanks to cool/wet weather, my son's anarchist behavior at our local creek, and other unpredictable factors, I was skunked four of those six times, which makes me quite unhappy.
However, in addition to two jobs, marriage, homeownership, truck ownership, and fatherhood, I had a singular project to focus on: getting my new home garden rigged up for drip irrigation while the weather is still wet. We are now storing about 250 gallons of rainwater and AC condensate, including two 55 gallon tanks set three feet above the new raised beds (3) and elevated beds (2) for my garden. It's just the beginning - last year's Derecho storm resulted in us losing 3.5 large trees and gaining enough sunlight to garden.
Included are 1" and 1/2" drip lines, valves, distributors, 1/4" mini drip lines and drippers...the works. After all that work, it's amazing to hear this little noise in my #3 irrigation tank (no, not the sirens in the background, or my child singing the Batman theme song):
Hank's daddy-centered interests include both fishing and gardening at the moment, but he has soured on kayaking. "I don't like kayaking. It is so boring. I like FISHING!" Whatever. Look forward to a future post that involves this:
|"Gardening with Iron Man"|