As we live in an area that is drought-ridden, and because of that drought, we must take special measures to be sure our children and their children have water in the future. Because of this, Raf and I are looking at xeriscaping much of our yard and garden. We just really can’t afford, from a personal perspective, to keep on watering the ground when human thirst is so much more important.
We will water our trees somewhat - but, hey, they were here before we were, and they have survived so far. We will water the garden strip at the front of the house and our small raised vegetable and flower garden around our deck. We will keep water out for the birds, wild animals, and the few stray cats that pass through our area, but we are going to, with the help of Felix McLemore of Classic Lawn Care, rock and gravel the rest of the yard.
I know many of us grew up with green grass underfoot, but that time is passed as we work on more conservative ways to help our area respond to the water needs of the present and future.
We are living in a wonderful part of the world. We are Americans. We are Texans, and we are citizens of Palo Pinto County and Mineral Wells. I hope we all want to make our little part of God’s world as good as it can possibly be. He gave us dominion over it. Are we doing all we can to preserve it?
It’s up to us, you know!