Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wanted: Ark in good condition

The only good thing about the three inches of rain that fell yesterday is that we aren't faced with shoveling its equivalent in snow. That would be nearly three feet, give or take. So far this spring, we've accumulated around 13 inches of rainfall (usual is around 7 inches--the record 16) and the weather pattern seems to be holding to much what the winter pattern produced. While my home is standing, and I don't have much to bitch about compared to many, I'm still a little frustrated with this weather.

Two days ago, we stripped sod in our new garden area, but are unable to plant due to all of the precipitation. I just need a day or two of dryness to get out into the mud pit garden. So do more serious farmers. I heard yesterday that many of them have foot high corn growing in their nurseries that they're waiting to transplant. This promises to be a summer of low yield and high prices for fresh vegetables.

Hopefully I can get out there soon to offset those prices. Even a little would be nice.

In the event this weather pattern won't end, I've been reading ark building instructions. If you don't have a spare ark, do you have any gopherwood handy?


12 comments:

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Thanks for the comments about the peppermint oil. I enjoy any thing you share with me. I so miss be in the field and I feel connected just a little through other nurse's stories. No I don't know where we might find any of that wood for an ark but it may be a necessity soon. Blessings dear sista.
QMM

The Bug said...

It has been pretty crazy here too. I would like the opportunity to complain about the heat & sun at SOME point!

Miss 376 said...

We have the opposite problem, not enough rain. It means the grain yield will be a lot less than normal so we are like to face higher prices

Brenda said...

I hear ya....We NEED sunshine and so does the soil and seeds and everything! I bet Leo tracks in some muddy messes when he has to go potty. I remember our dogs sure did. This blasted dreadful weather!!!!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

you know all those farms that they flooded on purpose to save the cities will lose their topsoil in all this, it will be years before food prices come down now, what am i saying? they'll never come down. buggers...

hope you get some sunshine.

smiles, bee
xooxoxoxox

Gail said...

North I have a friend who cannot plant their big fields because of rain.

Here we were lucky and got seeds in between floods.

We have received over 24 inches for the month...I am not sure about the record but that is a lot for May...and it all headed to the Mississippi River.

Stephanie V said...

I guess we'll all be squabbling over the few fruit and veg that make it to market. Our strawberries should be ripening on the early plants...probably not for another month :(

NCmountainwoman said...

We also had heavy rain. This morning I went to my favorite market to get fresh strawberries only to find (DUH!) the fields too wet to pick. We certainly needed the rain so I'll enjoy SC blueberries instead.

Denise said...

I'll take some of that rain off your hands. Temps in 100's and blazing sun here.

sapphireblue said...

We have had a lot of mild weather and rain here too.

Sandy said...

That's a lot of rain! Weather seems to be screwed up in so many areas.

Ours is fairly seasonable right now but more cloudy days than sunny.

hope you get that garden planted.

Jane/WTKnits said...

It's just the same over here. We finally got a few dry days this weekend so The Little Guy and I got out and planted. Now all I have to deal with are the slugs!