There Will Come Soft Rains — Knuckle Down News, Week 5 (take two)

Jenny dealing with drought

Finally rain! We didn’t get the long gentle showers I was hoping for, but a downpour is better than nothing by far. I was running around this morning putting buckets under downspouts and other drips in the hope of catching as much of that beautiful water as I could.

In the photo below you can see how even with such a powerful downpour the soil is dry as a bone several inches down. Even so, the garden and I will be grateful. We are mulching mulching mulching where we can, trying to trap the moisture in the ground as the punishing heat returns.

What a lesson in humility to be so dependent on something we have no control over. The importance of building healthy living soil that will give me a little bit more flexibility when the weather is making things difficult has never been so obvious!

This Week’s Shares:

  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Basil
  • Some combination of hot weather crops depending on how they ripen!
  • Maybe peas, maybe broccoli

Sincerely,

Jenny

Not that wet

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