Overall the storm was mostly just mentally traumatic but ended up being good fodder for comedy when I think back on running around in my birthday suit closing things down.
Rain, rain, please delay
Is it just me, or do other people check the weather forecast a couple of times a day? Yeah, that's what I thought. It's just me.The weather for this Saturday's Winter Share distribution doesn't look so great. If the prediction were just for rain, well, what's a little rain when we've all got water-proof skin? … Continue reading Rain, rain, please delay
"It’s all good."
That's what Chris at Vanguarden CSA tends to say about the weather. It's an attitude I need to cultivate. More rain is predicted for this week. Check out photos from our last rainy spell on Liz's blog. Thank goodness we got all of the ripe tomatoes harvested yesterday! Tomatoes don't taste their best after a … Continue reading "It’s all good."
I've a simple rain measurement system set up at the farm. An empty bucket left out to collect rain. Before I empty the bucket I estimate how much rain it collected and add that number to previous days' tally. I think the farm got 5 inches of rain in the last week. The weather affects … Continue reading Glorious
The three- (or was it four?) day heat wave we experienced a week ago continues to haunt us. While Liz and I have recovered from it, the trellised sugar snap peas have not. Peas don't like hot weather and our trellised peas suffered tip burn. I expect very few peas from these plants. Since they … Continue reading Heat Wave
These farm photos were taken on April 4, after we'd had a bit of rain. You can see evidence of soil compaction: water drains poorly between the beds, where the tractor tires traveled. The newly transplanted veggies love this weather. The overcast skies and cool daytime temperatures aren't so great for the seedlings in the … Continue reading Rainy Days
I'm a bit preoccupied with the weather. I check the forecast several times a day. I pay close attention to the predicted overnight temps, whether there will be clouds or not, how strong the winds will be, if and how much precipitation is expected. I look at what's predicted for Boston and Bedford. Based on … Continue reading Heart-stopping temperatures