We planted new Bermuda sod at each campsite when we built the park a couple of months ago. Before we laid the sod, we had had one of the wettest springs in history. Our ponds were bulging full and the ground had been muddy for months. Then we finally got the sod laid and guess what…the rain stopped. So Mark and I have been dragging water hoses all over this place. We can set up five sprinklers at a time before the water pressure gets too low. Watering day consists of constant switching, moving and rearranging sprinklers. After getting a hose dragged into place, rat-a-tat sprinkler screwed into the hose and the hose into the faucet and getting everything set up into perfect placement – we discover that the dang rat-a-tat sprinkler we chose no longer functions properly and squirts sideways or not at all. This is all being done in 100 degree Texas sun and humidity. Then we repeat this action every 60 minutes ALL DAY. We also have to fight to keep what Mark calls “Dallas Grass” out of our pretty new Bermuda. It seems like a constant fight to keep the grass green and pretty.
On the bright side, it all seems worth it at the end of the day when our views include all the pretty green grass stretching across the landscape. I enjoy watching the folks who live here set up their flower pots and decorate their little front yards. Everyday when I drive thru the park on the golf cart it seems like I see a new planter or pretty flag in people’s yards. And that makes it all worth it. I’m glad this is Home Sweet Home for people. Be sure and tell your friends to check us out at www.prairielakesranch.com. On a side note, I asked Mark if he had anything he wanted to contribute to today’s blog and he responded “The Big Fish won this week”.