Monday, 9 April 2018

A to Z Challenge: H is for H20

Good morning! We kick off week two of the Blogging From A to Z Challenge with the letter "H!"
Not sure what the challenge is about? Click here for the deets, or here for my theme reveal.

And of course, you're welcome to read my past posts—starting with the letter "A" here. Also, if you haven't read my "C is for canola" post, you should—you could WIN a set of all 15 of the Superman Duffy graphic novels, signed by the author. It's a massive prize, and to enter is simple. Read more here.

Okay, here we go!

H is for H20

I know, I've already covered the book TRANSPIRATION in a previous post—because, who wouldn't highlight DINOSAURS for the letter "D?" But the point of the book is actually about the importance of water—aka: H20. (Sometimes you need to be creative to hit all the letters for the A to Z Challenge!)

If you read that post—or you've read TRANSPIRATION—you know that during one of my runs, I drink not enough...and then too much...water. Both of those "H20 mistakes" cause some interesting side effects. The right balance of water is needed for our bodies (and our minds!), but did you know it's also very important for farmers?

Like my grandparents, who grow canola in central Alberta.

Simply put, water is vital for both livestock and plants. It forms a large part of all plant tissues, as well as being an essential component of all animal body cells. A complete lack of water can mean a total loss of income for farmers—the animals have nothing to drink, the soil dries out. It's bad news.

Too much H20 isn't great either. Crops can flood, which is as catastrophic as them drying out.

Farmers around the world—especially in Canada—are looking at ways to conserve water, and be more efficient in using it for agriculture. My grandpa says that we've come a long way...but there's still a long way to go, especially as water sources become less accessible.

You can learn more about the importance of H20—for your body and for the farm—in TRANSPIRATION. To get a copy, contact the Alberta Canola Producers Commission!

Alright, I've gotta jet, but *I* will be back tomorrow for the next letter in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. (Heh, see what *I* did there?")

Have a great day!

~ Chase Superman Duffy 

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I'm happy to see some other people living in Alberta active in talking about what's important here.