In the ‘About’ section of this blog I mention that I write about life and cycling in the Ozarks. Perhaps I should change this so that a comment can be made about the current heat/drought that the whole continent [Canada too?] is experiencing.
The rain barrels have been empty for some time and I have resorted to using city water and the runoff from the air conditioner for the garden. Sometimes I have been able to get around five gallons of water from the AC. That’s quite a bit and I appreciate it.
Talked with fellow rider Scotty today and he mentioned that his walnut tree leaves were starting to look stressed. I told him that I have a five gallon bucket with three nail holes in the bottom. I set the bucket next to my oak tree and fill it up to let it slowly seep out. I have done that twice tonight already. That should give it a good long drink.
Despite the heat I continue to commute, but little else. Cold sports drink for the ride home, usually against a hot south wind.
Things will change. Cold will come.