Yesterday, in the heat of the afternoon, a volunteer and I were out watering the fruit trees. We served each tree with four buckets full of river water. That's roughly 16 gallons per tree. We'd had heavy overnight rain and thunder storms, but the ground was dry already. Today is the hottest day of the year, about 34 deg C., and the trees are looking happier. It was worth the sweat to carry the buckets around the orchard. We did have the assistance of a petrol powered water pump to lift the water from the river.
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