Category Archives: weather

What a difference a rain makes!

  Central Indiana is already 3″ behind “normal” rainfall for May.  It allowed the farmers to get the planting done, so that was a blessing but once they were finished everyone began looking to the skies.  Rain was occasionally in … Continue reading

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Another “last of…”

Poor (no, make that BAD, disgusting, cold, wet, frustrating) weather gives one too much time to think!  You may recall that the last of the 2017 season carrots were eaten the last day of March.  Today, the last of the … Continue reading

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Wrong again!

Yesterday I checked the 10-day forecast (as I always do) and beyond a slightly chilly night, the forecast was for dry and sunny and tah-dah!!! three days in a row above 40 degrees!  So, I bundled up (these old bones … Continue reading

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Refuse to be Thwarted!

So after a wasteful spell of sulking, I reviewed my “to-do” list with fresh eyes.  There must be SOMETHING I could do until the weather co-operated.  There is still snow in the most shady spots although it began raining on … Continue reading

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Thwarted!

This past weekend I had a booth at the Kentuckiana Spring Herb Symposium, which was great fun until I was pounded by a hailstorm while loading out, followed by getting soaked in a pouring rain.  That was definitely not fun.  … Continue reading

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Weather delay; Spring postponed!

  Happy First Day of Spring!  (Insert groan here!)  It’s snowing, and it’s beautiful, but it’s not the way I wanted to celebrate the official start  of the growing season.  Potatoes were supposed to be planted on St Patrick’s Day, … Continue reading

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What happens if….

it rains 16 out of 18 days?  The Gardener gets very grumpy, watching the fields flood and the mulch washing away.  The area farmers will have to replant hundreds of acres once it dries out, and planting in general is … Continue reading

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