Sunday, July 22, 2012
After The Rain..
Now I am not complaining.
I wouldn't think of complaining.
How could I possibly complain about rain
when so many others need rain so badly?
I feel kind of bad talking about rain
now that I have set down to do it.
And it rained quite a bit
over about a week's time.
I wasn't able to even think about the garden
because it is a bad thing to work in a wet garden.
I get disease enough without
And the weeds GREW!
but some of those things are knee high!
So I attacked late this afternoon
with my handy-dandy,
old as sin.
literally held together with duct tape
and 'made clean'.
I then went along and took
the pitiful chard down to
the ground that that it can re-grow.
Stupid pill bugs.
The rain was their open invitation to
devour my chard.
have the funk on the lower branches.
The rain just spread that stuff
right on up.
It won't be the best tomato harvest that I have ever had,
but I still have some tomatoes left from last year
so that's ok.
But the peppers are happy
and I took the opportunity
to whack back a lot of my herbs
that had bloomed and gone
so that they can bloom again.
Happy bees in the late summer with
fresh blooms to suckle.
They are going to need it.
And I think that does it for us
on the rain for a while;
maybe the rest of the summer.
Nothing but blue skies in the forecast!