Here in Michigan we are blessed with an abundance of water, so far. How long will it last? Neighboring states are clamoring for it and a huge bottling plant is taking millions of gallons weekly and sending it out into the world. That bottling plant has created more stink in Michigan than all of the proposed sewage systems combined. They say Lake Michigan is at its lowest in a lot of years. I wonder why? Lake Superior is still stable, but for how long?
What is it about bottled water? Why do we pay 3 to 8 dollars per gallon for tap water. Then we throw the empty bottles wherever we might happen to be. Our landfills are filled with, can you believe this, empty water bottles and throwaway diapers.
I see man people running into C Stores and grabbing a $1.50 bottle of water and thinking nothing of it. Yet they complain about $4.00 gasoline. There is something wrong with our mentality, I believe.
When we were out in Idaho and people there paid dearly for their water for their crops and animals and of course drinking water. I was mowing some campsites and gone from headquarters for about 6 hours. The manager asked me where my water bottle was. I said I didn't have one as I didn't think it was necessary. I got a lecture on the human body and the results of dehydration. The first thing to shutdown is your kidneys, your body is trying to save the moisture needed for living. After your kidneys shut down the poison goes through out your system. If you let that happen many times through life you can have problems, that's for sure.
In the harsh climate of the south and west you needs lots of water so I learned to take my water bottle and fill it and put it in the freezer every night. As it would melt I'd have cold water to drink instead of it being tepid.
I also have a friend out in the NW corner of Iowa and they had too much water. Drowned a lot of the crops and they lost some of their animals also, too much water. I haven''t heard from them in awhile and I hope it is "no news is good news".
So that makes my home area seem pretty good to what some of the country is going through.
I'm sure there will be many more and she'll enjoy their glorious colors, from afar.
Speaking of fall the apples, peaches, apricots, plums and other tree fruits are looking good in our neck of the woods.