I realized after it was posted that the pictures in the former blog did not really match up with the descriptions. Sorry. Let’s chalk it down to feeling so crazy Friday while I watched the garden float away.
I am posting pictures of the garden in the aftermath. The plants themselves are still there, but the hay mulch, cotton burr mulch, newspaper and cardboard weed barriers and the top 1 – 2 inches of dirt are gone. Actually, it is not completely gone. Some hay piled up against the fence that is still usable. I am surprised it is all still there to be honest. It is a mess! And it smells bad now. Who knows what kind of junk washed over it from everyone else’s yards and from the street. We really need some sunshine. The tomatoes are stating to turn brown on the edges and look a little wilted. Dad is getting back to me on the problem, though I have a good guess (water anyone?). I hope your garden is going great, and that the sun is shining there wherever you are!
Well, I guess part of gardening and farming is dealing with the whims of nature. I am posting pictures of my garden. You can see the white shed far in the back right of the picture and the brown smudges to the left of that, those are my raised beds. The rest is water which is completely covering my garden. I feel so frustrated. And the really bad thing is it flooded by 8 am today(Friday, May 1) and it is still raining, a lot! The other two pictures are of the streets our house sits on. The stop sign is in my front yard, notice how high the water is on it, and the picture is looking south. I could not get to my driveway between leaving to take my girls to school and returning. I was gone for about 20 minutes. The entire town is dealing with this kind of overflow. It just started pouring down again!!! Aaarrrrggghhhh!
PS: The blog was written at 8 am when it happened the first time. The pictures are from the 10:30 am flood and it is pouring down rain again at 2 pm.
From JP: Update on Charley’s Garden
We are way behind schedule on getting a garden planted. It finally dried out enough that Charley was able to plow last Saturday but the garden still needs to be plowed again and it’s rained nearly every day since. Plus we are almost sold out of vegetables so we may not even have enough to plant. But don’t despair. There are other gardens we can look at that were planted in time so we will some gardens to watch and learn with.