When we posted the newsletter the other night, we attached four photos of things that are going on around the farm, but the cyber gremlins seem to have eaten them, and so we are trying again. hopefully this time it will work, if not, we'll try again later.
The great news is that we got 3/4 of an inch of rain yesterday! AND NO HAIL, pheewee! When I returned from delivering shares to elmira, i swear i could see that the zucchini plants had grown already. Everything was so lush and green and just beautiful with droplets of water reflecting the late afternoon sun. On a nice warm day like today after a rain that has been a long time in the coming, you could almost put a ruler next to the plants and measure them at the end of the day-- and see a difference, especially tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash. It has been three weeks since we have had any rain at all and remember that most vegetable crops want an inch of rain a week. Irrigation keeps plants alive, but they don't grow and thrive like they do with real honest to goodness water from the sky.