Sunday, April 24, 2011

April Showers

This week it has rained five and a half inches. I'm not sure if you can see that on my rain guage because..... that's right Ladies and Gentleman... it has rained so much it has washed the numbers of the damned rain guage.

Sorry if I've sounded gloomy lately. My husband tells me this will be the first time in 23 years that he has not been able to/had to mow the lawn in April. To top it off, we chose this past week to have our septic system replaced. So, this is the lovely view we see out the door first thing every morning. Mud.

On a happy note, the radishes and lettuce are up. Lookey... teeny tiny lettuce still too small to thin. I am so sure this lettuce crop is going to keep us in home grown salad for a couple of months.... See, I AM an optimist.

And the chives are up. I love chives. Luxurious grass that does not need to be mowed.

And the Thyme survived the winter. I think the Sage may have too, but it's a bit too soon to tell. Who'd've thunk it?


  1. We're fixin' to get that much in one night; hope the forecasters are wrong about that. I can't tease my poor old mother about our weather but you on the other hand remain fair game! :)

  2. I'll trade you a day of rain for a day of sun..Okay okay - I'll give you 2 days of sun!!!

  3. Feast or famine isn't it Julie?

    A local produce farmer was just on the news saying that out of the past 100 years, 96 of them they were able to plant in March. This was not one of them.