For the past two mornings, the view out the back door of the house in Hooterville has looked like this.
We’ve had freezing temperatures overnight and everything was covered in a blanket of frost.
Like this past January, the farmers in the area have been watering their crops all night long which, in turn, has depleted the water supply in the underground aquifer. As a result, many residents who get their water from wells have found themselves without water, including us.
Some days this city girl wonders if living in the country is all it’s cracked up to be. Call me crazy and/or spoiled but I really like the convenience of having water available whenever I want it so I’m not too happy when I turn on the faucet and nothing comes out, or the toilet won’t flush because there’s no water. Fortunately, however, we have a very deep well and about 40 minutes after the farmers were required to turn off their sprinklers, the aquifer had replenished enough that our well was able to start pumping water again. Hooray!