Rain, Rain Go Away!

We had a lot, lot, LOT of gardening to do last weekend due to the fact that it has been raining every day for almost two months, and the ground has just been too muddy to plant. This is what our radar has looked like for the last two months. Haha!

Really, I am ready for the rain to be over! What has been scary is to see the impact that this rain has had on my neighbors, who are the real farmers. They have 400-500 acres awaiting planting, but just can’t do anything because their land is drenched. Their crops are truly their livelihood, so It will be interesting to see how this late planting affects food prices and food supply later this year.

So….I think it’s finally gone away.  And now onto the gardening. As I have said, Linus has wanted to go ALL organic. This is not as easy as it sounds. To start with, because of the rain, the land that we had our neighbor June ‘tractor up’ has since grown a lot of weeds. So, last weekend, we set out to RE-DIG up the garden and get the weeds up before the planting. We bought a little hand-held tiller that we used to put some organic fertilizer and soil mineralizer into the ground. All went well there, except for the fact that we about broke our backs b/c yes, this is back-breaking work. However, we finally created our garden mounds (see picture)  then, bought some pine bark to lay on the walking paths…and wallah!! Squash, zucchini, onions, tomatoes, broccoli, basil and lettuce all planted – all from seeds, and all organic. NO GMO’s here! Now, we water and wait…………………..

Oh, yes and I forgot to mention the tornadoes. I think we have had at least 20 tornado warnings in the past month. We have been fortunate to have stayed away from major damage, however we did have this big tree down. Another project to add to the list!

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