When it gets dry in the summer, the ground cracks. I try to keep the yard in front of the house, where we walk Rita, watered so her little foot doesn’t go down in a crack and break her leg. The cracks will get pretty big if we don’t get some rain or I water them.
Usually I use a sprinkler but yesterday, the hose from the solar well was up near the house. That well is only solar powered. No pump. No batteries. If there’s no sun, there’s no water. It was a bit cloudy so there wasn’t a lot of water coming out so I just stuck the hose near a crack, would leave it 15 minutes, then go out and move it to another crack. I happened to be standing there and noticed something crawling out. I watched and in the short time I stood there, 3 scorpions and 9 crickets scurried out of that crack as it began to fill up with water.
We walk across the ground and never think about what’s right under our feet! That’s another reason to never go out barefooted here.