When we first bought our house six years ago, my yard was a plush green wonderland. Seriously. It was beautiful. Fast foward six years and it's now a brown, weed infested parking lot. I put a lot of the blame on myself for a long time, but this morning after reading the sci-guy blog I don't feel so bad. Turns out that the drought has actually been going on for the last 4 years, each year getting progressively worse and worse. So now, while i'm still upset that my lawn feels like broken glass when I walk on it, I don't really blame myself. I also don't envy the people who have managed to keep their lawns alive; their water bills must be through the roof.