July is here, and the rain has taken up residence for what appears a third month. Where farmers and gardeners are struggling, slugs, snails, and blights are thriving. On the farm we have been seeing adequate growth, and even more adequate nibbling by critters.
In spite of the weather, on White's Bridge Road, we are seeing the tomatoes flourish, the okra spring up (what lunatic would grow that in the north), the peas and the beans are springing right up, and the greens are bouncing back after some harvesting for Catherine's Cupboard.
All around the farm the blueberries and raspberries are near ready for harvesting, and the rumor on the street is that some of the interns may have already been out sampling. . .
On Weeman Road, we have entered the season of the cucumber beetle. The squash, and other curcubits are growing and largely staying ahead of these little irritants. The sweet potatoes, which really have no earthly business growing after all that they have been through are really doing well. A little sun, and a little heat and we would have some serious jungle like foliage over there.
For the moment we enjoy the thunder that is booming overhead, and we keep nurturing many of our crops inside until we can conquer the grazers and the rain. . .