I've posted about my frustration with living close to a major hop growing area and having so much trouble with my plants. Well, I saw an article today that really drove home how different my micro-climate is. Over in the Willamette Valley, 2009 was one of the driest years on record. Less than half the normal rainfall, about 20 inches. By contrast, I received 56 inches last year. The weather station is only 18 miles away!
And it's pouring right now. I need to go cut up a tree that is partially blocking the driveway, but I'm not willing to use a chainsaw in the rain unless it's a major emergency.
Time for a beer.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"
"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk