A Welcome Rain (7/15/12)

After weeks of sunny, mostly 90 degree days and little measurable rain we are very pleased to receive 6/10 of an inch of rain. Just what we wanted- a gentle soaking that nourished plants without the risk of wash out. So often these hot humid days lead to sudden thunderstorms and pounding rains that can wash out young plants without really soaking into the ground.
We’ve been busy setting up irrigation and irrigating plantings for weeks now. Good thing – it’s kept the harvest going despite it being dry, dry dry. It just isn’t practical to irrigate all the areas even though they would benefit from it. So, a beautiful rain from the heavens is very welcome and we’re all doing a happy dance here at the farm.
Farmer Karen