Friday, September 3, 2010

How to Get it to Rain

Rain is something we have been lacking in around here lately! If I had only know all I had to do was to try and set out my tomato plants I would have done it weeks ago!


I got about half way through and it began pouring!


Before the rain, the  ground was so hard and dry I couldn't even till it up! Hubby had to do it for me! We got over an inch of much needed rain and it looks like more is on it's way today...sigh...and some cooler temps!  I hope this means the worse is behind us...

 I will hopefully be planting some green beans and peas out there soon and starting a few cool weather seeds in side to go out later. I already put out a little batch of turnip green I started in side just to get a jump start on things.The Boy loves a mess of turnip greens!


I have a lot of black gold, compost to all you non farmers out there, this year! I have been distributing in all the raised beds and will be able to give everything in the garden this fall a good layer!

Here are some kohlrabi just sprouting! I already set out one egg carton of them in  one of the  raised beds.



Here are some asparagus I started from seed last spring,they will go out next spring to the garden.They were super easy to grow from seed,they germinated very well!


Just because he is so cute,here is Harley standing on a log trying not to get his hooves wet!



Shouldn't every post have a goatie goat picture?!?!

18 comments:

Sharon said...

Glad you got your rain! Those tomatoes sure are coming along fine! Oh, my, haven't had kohlrabi in ages, never see it in the market! Harley is so adorable, yes, need a goatie in the post!

The Chicken Keepers said...

Love the goat picture! It has been raining for two days now, on and off. Glad you got rain!

The Chicken Keepers
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Doc said...

Hmm, guess my rain dance worked! Have a great weekend.

Pricilla said...

We had rain all week. Cold rain.
Goats are so funny about being wet.
Cracks me up.

Things got crazy around these parts. I haven't forgotten about the books. Best laid plans and all...

LindaG said...

Glad to hear you got some rain. A family friend said that scheduling picture painting outdoors also brings rain. Wish she had mentioned that sooner. ;)
Have a blessed weekend! :)

Texan said...

I have said it before, that Harley is the darn cutest little fellow. I just love him!

I am not believing how big your tomato plants are already! I am so not even showing mine LOL... they are pitiful nothing and I do mean nothing. I am going to have to buy some seedlings they are so bad LOL...

sophie... said...

Yes....goatie goat pics are so sweet!
Hi,I'm your newest follower...Cheers!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

yes! Every post should have a goatie picture! Tee hee. Our growing season is ending up here in the North.

Linda said...

Send some rain our way! LOL

Teresa said...

Certainly loved the goat picture. It's nice of you to have those logs around there for him to stand on. They are so funny about rain. The tomatoes look great! Glad you got your rain.

wayside wanderer said...

Harley cracks me up standing on the log like that. He sure is handsome! Your garden is going to be fantastic!

Jabacue said...

Your plants should get a good 'start' now.
Harvey is so so cute!
Jim

cindy said...

Send the rain my way, northern kentucky. I think it has been a month since we have had rain. None is in site, eitther.\

Take care-
Cindy

Kelly said...

Are you growing milk cartons too? ;-) LOL

Julia said...

You are putting out tomatoes NOW??!!!?? I am laughing since I know you must be able to grow them year round. Ours have been in the ground since early May and still only have green fruit. Bad year here. Too cool especially at night.

I am still blinking at your tomatoes! LOL

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

your weather sounds like ours... all or nothing.......no medium weather as it were......
its doing my head in too!!!

Lin said...

Seriously? The goats don't like to get wet??? He looks like he is smiling. :) I like that.

polly's path said...

ok, it rained here.
My recipe for it? Go out there and wash your car, connect all the sprinkles with lots of huffing and puffing and sweat, start the water, run it for about 2 hours, and then I PROMISE you it will rain.
It did for me.