Saturday, July 4, 2009
Will the rain stop?
We're now up to 11.6 inches of rain in 18 days. There's no way to capture in photos the extent of sogginess in the garden (or anywhere else, for that matter). The crops that were well established by the time the rain started seem to be okay, but all the later plantings are gone. We're not quite sure how we'll fill our CSA members' weekly shares.
We've invested in a tiller, with the assumption that at some point (maybe next year) it will be dry enough to actually get it in the field. The photo comparison shows our BCS tiller next to a fairly standard-sized tiller that we had borrowed before we found the BCS. Despite its size, it's very maneuverable, and it can take other attachments.
Abrahm has been perusing heavy machinery brochures, perhaps in hopes of finding us something with which to establish better drainage in the garden. (See photo...)
The boys are both sleeping, and I probably should too.