We go to bed to overcast skies.
The garden tools keep breaking.
It’s a wet, and soggy summer and it’s and very depressing. So depressing I don’t even want to go outside anymore.
After 3 weeks of non-stop rain, I think we might finally get a break. For two days. Then it’s back to rain, rain and more rain. It’s like living back in the PNW x10 with nothing but rain and clouds in the forecast. And it’s awful.
See those red leaves? Those are the beets I planted 6 weeks ago.
And these are our potato plants. I’m pretty sure they’re all going to rot. Remember the Irish potato famine? If we were subsistence farmers, we’d be screwed.
It’s a good thing we haven’t eaten all the salsa we canned last summer yet.
Because at this rate, with the soil as saturated as it is, even with 100+ tomato plants in the ground, I don’t think we’re even going to get enough to do anything with them canning wise.
At this point I don’t know whether to just give up, or drive to the garden center to see if they have any more tomato starts left so we can replant. But really, if it’s just going to keep on raining… what would be the point of even that?
We did move the 2 Birdie’s Beds down to the garden.
And are working on getting those filled. So who knows, maybe once I get those planted, we’ll actually be able to grow something down in the religious sized family garden.
But so far… It’s looking pretty dismal down there.
Up by the house though we’re having a little more success in the kitchen garden. We have leeks!
And green arrow shelling peas.
And even some onions too. So you know, pretty much all the ingredients we need for cabbage water.
So how are things going here at Camp Butterfield these days? AHHH-SOME. Just awesome.
Soggy summers suck. And that’s all I have to say about that.