In the past three weeks I have recorded 10.5 inches of rainfall. With our average yearly rainfall at about 26 inches, the rainfall this summer and fall have been historic. Everything is still very green as I mowed my lawn for about the 22nd time this season. The fields that could not be planted this spring because of saturated soil, now are greening up as most have been planted to cover crops to protect the soil for the winter. On the subject of water, there is still some fine fall fishing to be enjoyed and we hope the weather holds a long, dry “Indian Summer” to harvest crops and finish other outdoor work.
In the greenhouses, we are moving perennial plants out to the cold frames to be wintered until next spring. Greenhouse repairs and construction continue as the weather allows.
Gene R. Stark
A teacher, farmer, trapper, and greenhouse grower. He writes about the outdoors and the people and culture of rural America..