We finally had some blessed rain!
After weeks of nothing but dry and hot weather
it felt like such a relief.
I had almost forgotten what rain smelled like.
It is right up there with sheets dried on a clothesline,
the smell of a new car and a new baby
I truly doubt that it came soon enough
to saved the farm crops.
They have looked down right pitiful in the fields.
I know of a couple of farmers who irrigated,
pumping water from the Sandusky River.
Their crops look pretty good.
Even the river is low.
You can see the bedrock in some places.
(Mental note to self, get a pic of that).
All of you don't know how refreshing it has
been to see beautiful flowers and green lush lawns
on the blogs that I follow.
One gal lives in the Pacific North West.
It is so beautiful there.
Another few live in England.
Their gardens are so enchanting,
like something right out of a picture book.
And this my friends is what we have
been looking at for weeks.
That is the grass in my back yard.
As dry as tinder, as crunchy as straw.
Throw a match, the whole yard would ignite.
We have watered the tomatoes.
We planted 3 different kinds, 6 of each.
I have had to throw away at least 2 dozen of the
Roma ones. They had dry rot on their bottoms.
I use them for my canned spaghetti sauce.
Thank goodness I always keep myself at least
2 dozen jars ahead just in case we have
a bad year with the garden.
I am a firm believer in waste not, want not.
Very little goes to waste in my garden.
I have been working on the baby granny.
I got all the tails woven in and all the
squares joined with a whip stitch.
Now I am doing the border and
seeing the light at the end of
I hope to be done with this in the next
couple of days and will be sharing a pic.
I have also been wondering what new project
to start next. Of course I could finish a WIP.
In the meantime hope all is well with you
and have a great week.