Sunday, July 15, 2012

Farm life - Recovering from the rain....

G-morning! Had a great evening at a little church in the old part of Victoria last night. The boys have another session this afternoon at a 100 year old church way in the woods. Hoping for a dinner on the grounds....because someone will certainly make buttermilk pie AND will save us some...not sure if they are feeding us or not, I am crossing my fingers.....

Managed to wade out to the garden this morning. It was like wading through a Louisiana swamp and with each step clouds of mosquitoes swarmed my ankles. It is seriously wet. I am not sure if that is residual rain or from the thunderstorm we had this morning.

Peeked at the garden. All the heirloom Hillbilly Potato Leaf tomatoes are dead. This was from a second planting of tomatoes to continue production. The 30-40 peppers (Bell and Anaheim) look very wilted. The rest of it looks pretty good. If it stops raining I think the peppers have a chance. They were full of blooms and starting to produce well.....

And I am guessing all the sugar snap peas I planted a couple of weekends ago are not going to come up and the seed has rotted in the ground.. If they do then they are tough boogers. 

The herb gardens we just started in lick tubs are just dirt now. The grapevines in the planters look ok but I didn't uncover the bins that hold the slips we started. I didn't want to wade anymore swamp for fear of snakes....yikes!

Didn't get a chance to look at the recently planted fruit trees....

The only thing we can do is just wait. And enjoy early morning Thunderstorms that make it very conducive to spend time with all the boys...(John, Chuckie, Marvin the Cat...)

it's a life, someone has to live it..... : )