I SAW THE DRY yellow pastures and lawns as soon as we got close to the ferry terminal. As if nothing but rain was to bring any water to the parched land.
At the same time, the island has farm stands everywhere and a bustling farmer’s market every Saturday. Clearly, water is being used, but judiciously.
A lady we chatted with confirmed that lawns are not watered in the summer. Why waste the water, she said?