homesteading

Duck Weather

 

It rained almost an inch (.85″) last Monday.  It rained 1.5″ on Tuesday.  It rained another 2.5″ on Wednesday. It rained .9″ yesterday. (For my metric friends: 2.2 + 3.8 + 6.4 + 2.3 cm). We had a brief shower yesterday morning after seeing the sun’s glorious face – for about 30 min during church. There’s a chance of rain today and Tuesday – but for now at least, it’s bright and sunny.  While we’re grateful for rain, it can stop any time now!

 

Beaver Creek flooding

 

Our local creek is almost over the banks.  The Trempealeau (pronounced tremp-a-low) River has caused major flooding in some areas.  We know some people that own a farm that is currently at risk for being completely flooded.  I heard one small town near here was calling for volunteers for people to help with sand-bagging.

 

puddles and ponds

 

We’ve had lots of puddles and temporary “ponds” for Little Chick to stomp around in (see the giant puddle at the end of our road?)

 

grey and gloomy weather

 

Everything has been so grey and gloomy.  All I wanted to do yesterday was sleep.  But I did manage to take a walk in the mist and wind … if nothing else, to snap some more photos :-).

 

 

Little Chick’s radishes are growing.  Papa purchased tomato plants late last week but it hasn’t stopped long enough to really get out there and plant (unless we want to get soaked).  He’s also waiting for it to warm up a bit.  Yesterday it barely broke 50°F (10°C).  On the other hand, my parents are experiencing a heat-wave in Florida – I heard it broke 90°F (32°C) yesterday.  Too warm for me.

Our garlic and peas are growing well.  My leeks seem to have survived their transplanting.  The few strawberry plants we have left have blossoms and the rhubarb is almost ready to pick.  Anyone need any Egyptian (aka “walking”) onions?  Papa’s getting concerned at how well they are thriving.  Much like the chives that have taken over his mother’s alcove :-).

What’s growing in your neck of the woods?

 

3 Comments

  1. Abbi

    May 26, 2017 at 2:36 am

    We have been getting a fair amount of rain as well. We were so happy to see the sun come out on Tuesday evening for a brief time and then we had a pretty sunny day both yesterday and today – a little rain too but mostly sun. We also have rhubarb growing. I have harvested asparagus and various wild greens. The apples and berries are blooming all over. It is a beautiful time of year!

  2. Bill

    June 20, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Its great to see your garden taking off this season. We live in NH and have had a very very wet spring. We’ve started documenting our own small homestead journey too. Keep up the great work and I’ll be sure to keep following you and your exciting projects!

    1. Carmen

      June 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! I may have to try your Boston Brown Bread recipe – it looks delicious

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