I got my laundry done today and I also got a little bit of a sunburn. Gee, I finally got an appointment with a new dermatologist and I get a sunburn! That's what happens when I haul water for the laundry in a tank top with my hair pinned up. I was so good about using sunscreen last weekend at the race and then I blew it today. I didn't think I would be in the sun that long. Oops.
I had plenty of wash water to use for my plants and trees. I carried the buckets up the hill and watered everything that I could. I am worried about my baby mesquite tree. The neighbor dog chewed the bark off half of the trunk last year and I thought it was going to be ok but it doesn't look good. At least the Desert Willow is getting lots of new leaves and the Ironwood looks ok.
My little garden was looking droopy again so I taped some cardboard to the top of the tomato cage. It should provide a little extra sun protection until the shade from the RV takes over. I hung an old CD from some thread in an attempt to keep birds away who were digging for seeds in the pot. Thanks for the suggestion from Over the Cubicle Wall. :)
One good thing, my water supply is looking much better this year. I have 900 gallons left. I use 50 gallons a week in the RV and there are 12 weeks left until mid-July when the summer rains usually begin. That leaves plenty of water leftover for laundry and even watering of plants if I need to. I want to buy another water tank, maybe a 500 gallon tank so that I have more of a reserve but that will have to wait until the mortgage is gone. Now, I'm going for a walk before the sun goes down.