Monday, May 17, 2010

If you don't like the weather....

Down here, everyone says if you don't like the weather in Texas, wait an hour and it will change.  At noon it was hot sunny bright day, but by two o'clock it looked like this:
The storm hit hard and then by four it was hot and sunny again.  In the hour it rained, I collected about sixty gallons of rainwater, filling the rain barrel and all of the buckets.  If we have another long dry spell, this will help water the figs, blueberries, peach and pear trees.  I never paid much attention to the weather until we moved here, but if you want to a grow anything you have to hope for the best.  The wind and the rain battered the garden pretty hard and the chickens all hid in their boxes.

Spent the evening standing up and staking the tomato plants and standing up the squash.  I can't imagine watching an entire crop get wiped out from some crap weather.

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