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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Maybe a Drought Breaker

It's raining, windy and getting colder. We have gotten over 2" and counting. There are 3 dogs lying around me snoring and farting. the rain we are having may be enough to break the drought. Especially since the forecast is for more rain this week and next. Though it will take a lot of rain to get us back to par. I believe we are down over 12".

Eugene is out in the nasty weather doing something in the market garden. He was talking about putting plastic on the hoophouses he has set up. It might be too windy for that, but maybe not. The plastic needs to go on pretty much ASAP and if we are not going to market that would be a good thing to do.

He still thinks we will go to market today. Maybe we will if the weather improves any but the forecast is for it to continue to deteriorate for the rest of the day and get better tomorrow. We will see what the weather guys say on the noon news. Nothing like 15 mph winds out of the north and a steady rain to bring out the crowds for a farmers market, I'll tell you what.

Yesterday we did harvest quite a few things including strawberries, raspberries, leeks, beets, a few snow peas, red and green bell peppers, okra, tomatoes, scallions, fingerling taters, blue taters, yukon gold and red gold taters that were an absolute surprise. No one remembered planting those last summer. Oh and haricot verts and some provider green beans.

So if the weather improves we have plenty to take to market today.

1 comment:

Shari Thomas said...

Lucy, I'm sure glad we're not the only ones who have snoring and farting dogs. Everyday, it's the same thing... If they can, all five will lay in the same bedroom (where the main computer is located) and stink it up 'til your eyes water.

We've yet to see anything but beautiful blue skies, and crisp frosty mornings. There's talk of maybe a storm on Sunday.

In the mean time, we've been "winterizing".