We got 1.5 inches of rain!! Wowza. We're happy. Everything looks perkier and less dusty, and the flowers are truly sparkling. I think the sunflowers along 96 grew a foot in 3 days. Seeing the farms growth response to the rain really shows just how dry it was. Actually, it is still pretty dry. Our farmer neighbor plowed yesterday and said that there was still powdery soil about 8 inches down. Nice and wet nice and wet, good and moist, still got a little dark color, dry, dry, powder. That's a description of what my hands felt as I dug down in the soil to find what I would find. But, no matter, farm life goes on and it seems like things are ok.
kale - deadish and flea beetle-ridden (your truly honest farmer speaks)
some assortment of the following: squash, cukes, peppers, eggplant
flowers - all! There are bazillions of zinnias over by the greenhouses.
green beans - 4 quart season limit
cherry tomatoes - a handful (this will probably go up this week)
basil - the u-pick basil is good right now. This is the time of year to freeze pesto, not in the fall!!
Ok, see you soon!