Thunder Head to the South
We had somewhere between 80 and 100 cubic-yards of compost that has been sitting in a pile over the winter. It is well matured. I spread it yesterday and the chickens have been scratching it over. Today the kids and I fenced it in with a section of poultry netting and planted corn, tomatoes, potatoes, pumpkins, melons, broccoli and herbs. Some were seeds, others are seedlings we had started earlier last month.
My plan was to have it rain this evening. There were those who scoffed at me since it was a clear blue sky and had been all day. The weather predicted continued clear blue skies. Late in the evening the large thunder head above, Cumulonimbus clouds, passed us by to the east dumping rain over that way. Plenty of lightning but no rain here. Later we heard storms pass us to the west as well. Seems my rain dance is powerful, just not accurate. Ah, well…
Always have a backup plan. Tomorrow we’ll setup soaker hoses from a spring up in the orchard field above our tiny cottage. That is running well and will give the new garden the watering it needs. Once I get the soaker hoses setup it will rain. Guaranteed.
Outdoors: 72°F/39°F Sunny, Lightning
Tiny Cottage: 70°F/69°F