Monday, March 6, 2017
finally hit the wall and rain
The husband is back from his week in the Land of Ice and Snow and my week of solitude is at an end. I had to drive through torrential rain a good bit of the way to the airport Sunday to pick him up. It's an hour and a half drive from our house to the airport. It's the first rain we have had in weeks so I didn't really want to complain but...damn. Rained on the way back as well.
So Friday, I was done. Not done with the yard work or garden work, just done energy-wise and motivation-wise. I sat on the couch and read most of the day. Saturday wasn't much better. Made a foray to the Feed Store and the Hungerford Co-op. Added some dirt around the potatoes (a better estimate is that 1/3 of potatoes planted came up). Dug around to see what was up with the potatoes. Out of 6 pokes I found 4 mushy pieces and the other two were complete no shows. So I planted banana peppers in the empty spaces of the potato bed and one mound of zucchini in the new bed. And then it started to sprinkle early afternoon so I went in and sat on the couch and read the rest of the day.
My paltry number of potato plants. Probably won't plant potatoes again.
The tomatoes, on the other hand, are doing great.
And Sunday woke to rain and thunder and the dog the size of a cat was in instant panic mode. Upon our return from the airport, since it was still raining off and on, though no longer torrential, I sat on the couch the rest of the day and, you guessed it, read (I'm making great headway on my book for a change).
It's a good thing I had no desire to get up, hemmed in by three animals as I was. The extra dog is my sister's. Dog sitting again.
Checked the neighbor's rain gauge a little bit ago and between Saturday evening and Sunday evening we got about 5” of rain. It will be several days before it's dry enough out there to do any more work in the yard and gardens so I guess I'll be back to working on my model even though the sun is shining. Well, was shining. Overcast again. And sunny again. Aaaand overcast. I guess we're going to do this all day.