It’s been raining buckets, and the forecast is for thunderstorms for the next 10 days, followed by JUST showers! Sigh! My heart is going out to all the farmers and those who depend on agriculture for income, because there has still not been a single day when planting could be done. The vendors at farmers’ markets are worrying as well. And, it’s been colder than usual. It could be June before any crops are in the ground! Most fields are filled with knee high weeds in full flower, except of course where there are ponds of standing water. Ducks are swimming in what should be rows of 4-6″ corn plants. And still the thunder rolls…..
We did have one lovely day, last Saturday, which was fortunate because it was our local garden club’s annual plant sale. Here’s a photo of the plants I took…not as many as I’d planned, but the weather just didn’t cooperate early on for digging and dividing so it was mainly surplus from the greenhouse. There’s 366 plants there, and most of them sold, thank goodness. A steady flow of customers thrilled to be out of doors AND DRY for a change carried away boxes and boxes of wonderful plants contributed by our members, and it was great to see lots of my former customers again. I would have loved to spend the rest of the day in the potager getting some plants into the raised beds, but instead we had to attend a memorial service for a dear friend, an altogether too frequent event when one reaches our age.
I’m still learning the quirks of this new computer, and certainly don’t like the photo editing system as well as the old one. I’m contemplating using the old computer to edit and size/compress and then putting them on a flash drive to add to the new computer. At least it gives me something to work on while I wait for dry weather. The lettuces, radishes, and spinach are certainly happy with the cool, wet days and nights, but there are hundreds of plants still in pots longing for freedom. The Indy 500 is only 5 days away now, but there has been little practice time between storms, and the forecast is not good. I guess it’s not just the farmers and gardeners who struggle when there’s endless rain…..