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Monday, October 22, 2007

Rainy Days and Harvest

Since we have returned from our mini vacation we have had 2 rain events netting us 1.6 inches total. The forecast for today and tomorrow is for another 2" to 3". This may mean we do not go to the Tuesday Mini Market tomorrow but that is a small price to pay to get our soil and water tables rehydrated.

None the less, there is still harvesting to do today. I suspect there are beans and snow peas to pick and salad mix to cut. Because it has been so warm this fall, the fall garden is doing gangbusters. Eugene is digging up the potatoes as I write so he does not have to dig in the rain tomorrow.

Later on today we will be putting plastic on a couple of the hoop houses. I do not remember what is going under plastic, probably the tomatoes and eggplant started in August. The greens do not need the protection yet and a hoop house on them right now will only encourage the mice and voles to start nesting in the houses and eating the crops within. If we wait until we get a couple of good frosts we will minimize this.

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