For those in Ontario, you will be familiar with the fact that this summer has been one of the driest on record. We have had a lot of issues at the farm as a result of a lack of rain and we worry that the orchard will suffer. Our greatest concern at the moment is that we could lose more than twenty percent of the walnut trees. There hasn’t been a solid life-giving rain in our area for months and our farm still lacks a usable well. Our next plan of action if no rain arrives in the area is to bring in a few truck shipments of water. A costly venture but a necessary one at this point. Otherwise, we are at the mercy of mother nature. Here are some photos of the dry conditions at the orchard. Having recently weeded the orchard you can see how dry the grass is between the rows. Let’s hope we get some rain soon.