June Rains

6/2:  I can’t take it anymore.  This weather is ridiculous.  It’s grey, it’s dreary, it’s cloudy, it’s always raining.  It Feels Like October.    No more garden fun until we get a few blue skies.  The garden is like walking on a sponge.

6/4:  We had a little break from the storms this evening.  Joe is madly trying to clean out the goat barn and lay a little more dry straw to keep them comfy.  We drove out to a little drive-in in Molalla for dinner and passed several swamped gardens.  They were literally under standing water.  I makes my little squishy area look a lot better.  Hopefully tomorrow may be dry and we can try mowing the back yard.  Wish us luck.

6/5:  THE SUN IS OUT!  Finally we have another beautiful day.  I was able to knock down the back field and the side pasture with the riding mower.  Joe took the push mower to the tall grass in the chicken yard.  The hens are running around in the sun looking for all of the new bugs that were rustled up by the mower.

Joe also mowed the main garden – it’s still way too wet to try to make any new beds but the potatoes and peas are doing really well and the beans are starting to germinate.  The grapes are looking good too.

I planted the cabbage on of the straw bales, but had trouble making holes big enough to plant the squash.  I Joe’s going to have to rig up same way to make holes in these very, very dense bales.  I hope it works.

The chicks and turkeys are in their new digs in the woodshed.  I rigged up their old pen this morning so they could get some time out in the grass.  The two turkeys and one of the chickens were thinking about going out, but they’re not too sure about it yet.  They are enjoying the newly exposed grass.


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