It’s June! Hopefully it will be better than May, who’s daily rains have turned the potager’s paths into potager ponds complete with algae! It’s a good thing I bought those new boots because they are getting a workout, sloshing up and down the rows. The water just doesn’t have time to drain away before the next deluge falls. At least it’s been a bit warmer and the things that are in the ground are growing. There are baby broccoli heads forming. Several tomatoes are blooming. Tiny cauliflowers are peeping through the tall leaves. And the “Sweet Magnolia” snow peas are blooming. And then came the HAIL! So now everything is holy…oops! that’s holey!!! It was too depressing to take more photos of holes. I’m certain things will recover and still be productive, but the garden looks like it’s been invaded by a huge swarm of veg eating bugs. I’ve propped some things that were blown over with sticks and hope they will return to vertical. What a year this has been so far. I almost shudder to think what’s next….. There are still over 2,000 plants to go in the ground to join the 2,000 that have been mudded in so far. I’ve never been this late planting before, and not a single bit of mulch has been spread, so the weeding must be done over and over. Still, I’m feeling blessed. There’s lots of food being harvested (lettuces, radishes, spinach, peas, strawberries, rhubarb, various greens, etc.) And the tornado went north of us by ten miles. There’s lots to be thankful for on this first Saturday of June!