Friday, July 03, 2009

Raindrops keep falling on my head.

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

As if we could stop it! Since the unofficial start of Summer (May 25) we have dad 30 days of rain and 9 without. We try to weed in between the bouts of rain. Most times the paper doesn't get all the way covered as we are in such a rush to get it done. Tuesday we weeded then papered/mulched the tomatoes. Then on Thursday we weeded and papered/mulched around the zucchini, peppers and cabbage. The cabbage we finished mulching in the rain.
Look at all the empty spots. I have to till between the rows of corn and potatoes so I can hill them again but the ground is never dry enough long enough to do so.
We have also been picking berries....currants, black raspberries and mulberries. I keep washing them, freezing them on trays and bagging them until I feel like canning.

The plants look better than they did and I am still hoping to harvest something before the snows fall which with this weather could be next month. I still believe I would have been better off growing mushrooms. Check out some of the specimens by my back door....

I have been knitting the non stop seed stitch of the smock coat. I have the back and two sides done. Now I am going to knit both sleeves at the same time. Soon it will be done. Hopefully so will the rain for a couple of days.


Tam said...

This rain has been awful hasn't it?
At least the deer are enjoying the mushrooms.
Your garden looks good in my opinion even with all the rain.
Can't wait to see the sweater!

cyndy said...

Your garden looks terrific! I should float down with the runoff after the next rain and check it out!

The woods are full of "shrooms" chickens are eating them, and I worry ??????? Think it can taint the eggs?

Can't wait to see the sweater (agreeing with Tammy)...can't wait to see you at spinning, you should bring it for "show and tell"

Sandie Knapp said...

Next to my nearly 95% empty garden, yours looks like an oasis of greenery in comparison. I wish I knew your secret. I replanted the corn and this time it is coming up. I bought more sunflower seed today. Figured if the corn can come after replanting, maybe the suflowers will too. The tomatoes have tiny fruit, but the plants are pathetic looking they are so small. And yet I found a wayward tomato in the middle of the garden that has sprouted from some seed from last year's crop. Amazing, isn't it?

Happy picking :)

Debbie said...

oh, Judy, this rain has been aweful. I for one, am glad for the cool temps! My garden is slowly progressing as well. There have been a few tomatoes harvested, but that is it. Our berries are just starting to ripen. If the sun ever decides to shine and actually heat the earth I think we will all be in trouble, things will explode in the garden.