The Walden Effect: Homesteading Year 5. Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Homestead Blog

Innovations:

Homesteading Tags

Recent Comments



Blog Archive

User Pages

Login

About Us

Submission guidelines

Store


If life gives you rain...

My garden mentor pointing to her lettuce.I've decided to give up on my pleas for a break from the rain.  We did get 24 hours of partial sun on Saturday which mostly dried three loads of laundry and brought the first blush of red to a few tomatoes.  And then Sunday brought another deluge, filling all of the puddles back up and dripping onto our kitchen floor.

I could whine and complain, but the truth is that the best farmers roll with the punches.  If they get record low July temperatures, they plant more cool season crops.  While I gave up on lettuce as soon as the first heat wave hit, my garden mentor just kept planting and is still eating sweet lettuce.  Time to follow her lead and focus on the fall garden!



Want to be notified when new comments are posted on this page? Click on the RSS button after you add a comment to subscribe to the comment feed, or simply check the box beside "email replies to me" while writing your comment.


comment 1
To get those stalled tomatoes to ripen, pick them and put them inside.
Comment by Errol Mon Aug 3 08:21:08 2009

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime