Since I have begun gardening, at least, I don't think I have ever complained about the rain. I grew up in a farm family, and I have always been aware of the need for regular rainfall for crops in ways that is not possible for folks who live in the city.
I have, however, had about enough rain for awhile. My garden is a mess because of the excess rain, and although I am thankful that the rain is replenishing my well after the years of drought, and that my creek flows with water, I would enjoy a break.
|Standing water beside my driveway|
|There's a compost pile and some tomatoes under the weeds|
My garden is messier this year than it was in the years I had infants and toddlers. Many times this year I have awoken with plans to work in the garden to hear crashes of thunder and pounding rain.
|Asparagus plants with watermelon vines, and lots of weeds!|
According to online weather data, we have already had more rain than we normally get in an entire year, and 8 inches more rain than we had for the entire year last year.
|Pea vines have taken over, but at least weeds have a hard time penetrating them.|
This week the forecast is for pleasant weather, so I plan to tackle these weeds with the help of my chickens. A goat would be more helpful, I imagine, but I'll have to use what I have available. I need to make room for my fall garden.