What, you’ve never heard of that? It’s the moisture that comes down so softly that it can’t in all good conscience be called rain. But it comes down so consistently and steadily that it coats everything as if it had rained.
Whatever it’s called, this has got to be one of the lousiest starts of fall I can remember. Here in Western Oregon we usually console ourselves through typically wet June with the thought, “wait until September- then it’s glorious” or “we usually have such beautiful Indian Summers.”
Um…not this year.
OK, done with the pity party- thanks for listening…
Oh, you weren’t? Sorry- lets get on with the party then!
The second patch of corn is coming in as the first bed is done. Finally good timing on the corn! I try every year to get the corn staggered so that I don’t have it all ready at once. This is the first year that I don’t feel overwhelmed with all the corn at once.
See, there’s a good thing.
Yes, I know they are pink. Some are even mostly green, but trust me there is some pink on all of them. This is how I’m picking tomatoes these days, especially since it’s been raining because the rain causes tomatoes to split as they ripen. I also want to ensure that they DO ripen.
And in about three days or so they will look like this:
So please tell us all the great things going on in your gardens and kitchens. I, for one, need to be inspired.