SNOW DAY!…(again). Where was this snow in December when I wanted it? Now that it’s March, seeds in the ground, it’s hardly the ideal weather. However, it is giving me the opportunity to catch up on…this? Yes, this and a few other things that I’ve been meaning to do. We have had some cool volunteers come and go since January, so let me take some time to let you know about them.
This is Evan (Ohio). Megan, and John(California). They were all here around the same time, late Jan., early Feb. Evan is still around, but will leave us April 1.
They did all sorts of planting, seen here putting in potatoes.
Jennan came here from Austin for her Spring Break. Although she was only here for a week, she helped on a lot of tasks around the farm.
This is Brian, he’s local, but really interested in the farm way of life.
We’ve been planting, and taking time out here and there because this spring it is actually acting like spring! It’s been a few years, right Arkansas! The last few years, it got warm very early, good for crops, not for bugs. Hopefully this will make our summer more mild…I’m no mystic, but I like to be optimistic. (rhyme time!) But we are back to our usual up and down weather pattern typical for this area.
Today around noon, I was out watering some green bean plants in the heat, in vain, thinking, I should blog about this…and then thinking no, people don’t want to hear me bitch all the time. I swear, everything I want to write about is how the weather SUCKS, and is uncooperative in the summer. It’s depressing fighting the good fight. It was so hot earlier, that I would spray my feet here and there, because it was too hot to stand on the dead grass. Occasionally I’d step on a tiny pebble and jump, because the pebble felt like a hot coal. Too hot to stand on the dead grass!!!! We took a break around 2pm, to grab some late lunch. Out of nowhere, clouds rolled in, then rolled through DUMPING RAIN (!!!!!!!!!!) all over this region. Good thing I watered! I was so happy, I almost cried. We needed the rain. And by we I mean for all of us Northwest Arkansas, this rain was for all of us! Thank you rogue storm, now my rain barrels are full and the ground is well watered!