That's our lot in life right now. It's been raining for more than two weeks. All told, 2012 will be remembered as the year of weather extremes. Want cold? You got it. Want dry? Wet? Windy? Well, at least we haven't been bored.
It's raining again this morning. Yesterday, we got the day off as far as falling rain was concerned, but we had plenty on the ground from the weekend deluge. Tomorrow's forecast: wind and rain — much worse than today, according to the weather woman on TéléMatin. Life goes on.
Yesterday we pulled most of the vegetable garden out. We got a few more red or almost-red tomatoes, and we got a bucket full of green ones. Any ideas? We also picked about a dozen small, hard eggplants. I hope they're ripe enough to cook — there's only one way to find out.
The garden plots were a muddy mess but the job is done. And not a moment too soon. Of course, the collard greens and Swiss chard are thriving — their only enemies right now are snails and slugs. They too are thriving.
The gardening contractor we've hired sent out a two-man crew yesterday afternoon to start the job of trimming that long tall hedge. They got about half the job done before darkness fell, and they said they'd be back this morning at 8:00 — rain or shine. It's rain.