We got a whole lotta rain
On Sunday night I was thinking we were going to need to turn on our irrigation for the first time this season. And then we got 3.5 inches of rain! I'm not complaining, as I know some farmers who got 7 inches in that same storm. For the most part the crops thrived with it, however, there was some washout in the pepper field exposing some plant roots, and some standing water in the winter squash field. Both crops seem to be doing fine. I am thankful we didn't get any more, as two of the last four years we've had a 500 year flood on our farm. I always remember that Mother Nature is in control, no matter how much I want to be in charge!
We saw our first baby watermelon on the plant today, and many of the peppers are setting fruit. There are a gazillion tomatoes on each plant in the field, and I know soon the height of the season is upon us. I look forward to this time of year every year.
We moved the pigs in with the chickens yesterday and I think the chickens are still trying to figure out how they feel about that. The curious pigs will approach a chicken and the chicken runs away quickly. This is my kind of T.V.! The picture above is of a field of winter rye that we planted last fall. The animals are having fun stomping it to the ground and eating the grain. It is fun to watch them.