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Enough Already!

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OK, we needed rain but not this deluge. We have a lake in the back yard and I can’t get into one of the cars in the driveway without wading through puddles 4-5 inches deep.

I can’t get to the garden to check on the heirloom pumpkin squash and I am crossing my fingers that it will survive being drenched and laying in standing water.

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If the reports are correct, we should have erased the rain deficit for the year. They say six inches have fallen at the airport.

Last week I took the last tomatoes off the vines. They have been slowly ripening in a paper bag, and on the windowsill once they start to turn from green.

Most lunches have included one or two of the small pineapple heirloom tomatoes. This year they were much later ripening, and are pretty much all that is left.

Fall is definitely here. I have been doing crockpot cooking almost everyday. Chili yesterday. Lamb stew today, and there will be chicken soup Sunday.

So, rain, rain go away. You made your point and the trees should be in better shape.

About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

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  1. GREAT POST! That is a lot of rain…


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