Saturday, August 20, 2011

2011 Season, Week 16

August 20, 2011

This week's harvest:

Sweet Peppers
Hot Peppers
"Drought" Cilantro
Watermelons - medium shares
Cucumbers &/or Yellow Squash - small shares

This week's farm news:

We are pushing 40 days without a real rain. We've only had about 3/10" total rainfall since July 12, our last rain event. We've longingly watched storms pass by the farm in all directions, leaving us all the more thirsty for rain. Storms have missed us so many times that Eric is convinced that "They are not just missing us, they are avoiding us!" There are moments of feeling a little desperate and grumpy, especially when seeing garden plants wilty and suffering, but we know in our bones that, yes, sometime again it will rain. Who knows maybe even today? (Trying hard to be hopeful!) The term "isolated thunderstorms" really has a whole new meaning for me now when in Nashville, just 70 miles away (and even in places a lot closer than that) rain has been plentiful!

Well, would you believe it? Just after writing this letter into Bugtussle rolls the thunder, lightening, and rain. Ahhhh! Yes, rain!

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