For the past 3 days, there’s been wet stuff falling from the sky! Yep, ’tis raining! Quite a dramatic change in that it’s 40 degrees COOLER than it was just last week!
Today the rain’s coming down nice n’heavy at times. The rain gauge reads at a little more than 3/4″ of an inch. What a blessing the rain is for the garden and the salad greens. I’m hoping the harlequin bugs drown in the deluge.
After months without any rain, the cats have already gone stir crazy and giving us humans that “make it stop so we can go outside” look. The goats and chickens who hate rain are hiding out; the ducks, on the other hand, are lovin’ the wet stuff.
Definitely more ideal weather for canning! Still putting up some amazing homegrown goodies. Made a bunch of pumpkin butter from our gorgeous heirloom pumpkins. I kinda hated to cut the beauties up but it was time to put ’em up. And, then, just when I thought I had the canning under control, Farmer Sergio brought us a truck full of pears and some tomatoes!
With those juicy tomatoes and this lovely basil (below) that’s growing in our garden, I am going to be putting up some more tomato sauce for those long winter months.