Monday, August 19, 2013

Save the Cup Plants!

The last week has been warm and dry, prompting us to dive head-first into a plant advocacy campaign:

The plugs got a good drink on planting day and a couple days after when 0.4" rain fell. However, the sun has been relentless lately. We have a thirsty field of cup plants crying for H2O. 

Arik, the Tree Farm's Bruce Wayne, heard their plea and effortlessly came to the rescue with this rigged up watering system: 

A 330-gallon water tank rides in the back of the Bobcat, dispensing water through a system of hoses and out two nozzles. 

If slow and steady really does win the race, Arik will have no problem taking home the gold medal here. He's moving at the feel-free-to-blink-you-won't-miss-it pace of one-tenth of a mile per hour. He estimates it will take about 15 hours to adequately water the field... this time. How many more times will we need to water the field? That's a question only Mother Nature, or maybe Batman, can answer.

In the meantime, feel free to join our advocacy campaign by chanting:
Save the Cup Plants! Save the Cup Plants! Save the Cup Plants! 

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