Three Inches of Rain
We measured 3 inches of rain on Saturday morning. We never need 3 inches at one time ! Customers on Friday were exclaiming how great the rain was and how we didn't have to worry about he drought. It is hard to explain that dry weather is difficult but manageable ( albeit expensive) with irrigation but lots of rain brings many more problems. We had standing water in most of the fields on Saturday. Rick said one batch of radishes were "swimming".
The strawberries are ripening but very slowly. Cool nights and all this rain are holding everything back a little. I hope we will be picking by the end of the week. A lot of work still be done with planting but we are moving forward with a new crew on hand to help with the work.
Looking forward to some hot warmer weather.
Posted: to Intervale Farm News on Mon, Jun 10, 2013
Updated: Mon, Jun 10, 2013