It will be days before I get more stuff planted. And there is more rain predicted every day this week. Sigh...
|This is a new lake in the field across the road from my farmstand|
|every low spot in the yard has standing water|
|water standing in the road ditch|
At least the lawn was mowed.
I think that I am going to call everything that goes in after today a succession crop.
There are some good things.
I was able to spend the afternoon with my parents and siblings celebrating Father's Day without feeling guilty about not being in the garden.
I discovered that my sump pumps in the basement and well hole are working just fine. Last fall Nathan did some work on them and this was the first opportunity to see if his upgrades were successful, and they were.
My newly planted fruit and nut bushes and trees got a good drink. They are spread out all over the yard so dragging a bucket or hose around is a task that I shouldn't have to do for a few days.
There are some areas of the yard that I have been neglecting that might get some attention while we wait for the garden to dry out.
This wheelbarrow might actually get planted...
This wheelbarrow was gifted to me by Nikole and Brad. This treasure was left behind at their house and they weren't needing it... Actually it is not very functional and I think that they were glad to be rid of it. It is short. If you want to use it a person, even a short person like me, would need to walk really hunched over because standing erect everything falls out the front. It lists a little to the left. The paint is chippy--or is that rust?
I think it will be perfect filled with flowers and I asked my mom that if she saw any good deals on her trips to the garden center would she bring back something for the wheelbarrow. And she did. I have a new box of flowers just waiting to be planted. I can picture it setting on the far edge of the garden along with that chunk of picket fence from my sister and maybe a scarecrow.
Some other things to be thankful for is that I may have a quarter of the garden left to plant but that means that three quarters is planted. And lots of that is up and growing. I can row the corn, the potatoes and edamame are up, and the peas are growing up the trellises. The zucchini and summer squash and other vine crops are getting blossoms. The sweet potato slips that we grew from scratch seem to be doing well. I am getting lots of grass clippings collected and spread between the rows which should help keep the weeds at bay. Each week more of the garden construction, those things that have to be done only once like building raised rows and setting posts, get done.