That would sum up the weather this month so far. By now every Ohio Gardener is talking (and complaining) about how wet it is and wondering when we will see the sunshine of June!
My vegetable garden is sprinkled with ominous, tiny weed sprouts, but we are mostly mowing and trying to keep up with the grass around here. and let me tell you about the other night’s thunderstorm! I was doing some late night reading when a flash of light like the second coming and a powerful simultaneous clap led to immediate electrical shutdown. My husband scrambled around- then said- the tramsformer is glowing. Wow, that did not sound good.
I lit some candles, more for comfort of light than anything… I felt slightly electrified myself. Really. I think my electrons got realigned. It proved far less dire than it seemed, since the electric company came promptly the next day and it was only the lightning “arrester” which was fried, and not our electronics. That was a relief.
However, there has not been much relief from the soaking rains and the fields do not look good. They were well on their way to looking like early healthy crops, but I notice whole sections of field corn yellowing. When new plants turn yellow that is not a good sign. The gorgeous wheat- who knows? But wetness is never a good thing at harvest… and my sweet cherries? They were a bumper crop that have gone moldy on the tree. Not even the birds had a chance at them!
I’m not ready to be discouraged yet… hopefully we will hit a more normal weather pattern here soon.
I did take pictures last month, and captured the Jersey cows on camera.
A quick look at the cow herd…
|seeing who the strange lady is….|
I hopped out of my car on a neighboring plot… new parking lot for business.
At first the cows were all wary, but soon their curiosity got the better of them. They came up close and jostled each other for position. I took my photos, spoke nicely too them and went home.