My crafting and family life journal

Wet Summer Days

We have had so many rainy days this season that I am starting to feel like we live in a  rain forest. The ground has been so consistently wet that we cannot mow the fields and at this point the grass is up to the hips on our Labrador. Last night it rained so hard that parts of the road at the bottom of the hill were washed out and road that runs on the back side of the hill was completely closed because the river that runs under the lower 1/2 mile or so breached its banks.

The good thing is that we have not had to water the vegetable gardens the entire season. The not so good news is that our kayaks have not been in the water this season our driveway is starting to become littered with deep water gouges and a few trees have fallen due to wet roots. Looks like we may have to have stone hauled in again this fall, and once the fields dry out take a chainsaw up to the back field and cut a couple of the trees into rounds that can be split for next years fuel.

The other good news is that the fruit trees and most of the vegetable beds are loving all the wet weather. I wish I could say the same thing for the ornamental shrubs and flowers… but then again there is always net year… But then again the blueberries are just about ready to pick and we are on our second planting of spinach and kale…

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Update: end of our driveway is now washed out and the road is closed at both ends of the hill. Had to park at the bottom of the hill and walk up the house. What a lovely summer…

driveway washout


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