I am finally Back!
May 12, 2012
What a week! Thursday after I got out of the doctors place and on the way home the rain began. It was a hard rain and Jesse said the drive home was scary ...I don't know I was still out of it and slept through most of it. The rain continued through Friday morning. Wow it is great! We nearly got 5 inches of rain. Ponds that have been bone dry have something in them for the first time in several years. I heard a frog chorus last night! What a beautiful sound. With the rain there was some wind and the internet has been down until this afternoon. I can't wait to see what everyone is doing. I have been picking more cucumbers mostly with a few okra coming along. I nearly have enough to do another batch of pickles. Jesse has been working on some more steps to go down to the low garden. He was able to see the places the water wants to run over his various terraces. He can tell where he needs to reinforce and where he needs to make some natural path ways. His idea of a little drainage ditch at the lower end of the low garden worked and the garden did not go under water! The weeds in the low garden have won the battle on several rows, but in some ways they have kept various insects away from the good crops. The cucumbers and okra are doing well and my little corn is still doing well. Some of the noodle beans seem to be holding their own too. Happy growing Friends!