Saturday brought constant rain, the kind you don’t normally see in these parts. It was British rain, the kind without end. We were grateful as it watered in all of our recently planted trees as well as our new grass seed. Final grading around the house was finally done last week and the rain is very well timed. Hopefully, we will be able to step outside into something slightly tidier than mud in a month or so.
We’re mostly concentrated on getting seedlings and seeds into the ground now. We have a lot of experimentation to do this year and have relatively low expectations for yields; much of our land is still quite soggy at this time of year and we also have a mix of soil environments, so we’re opening up long abandoned beds and creating new ones – it feels a bit like Time Team around here. As of yesterday we have some squash, peppers, tomatoes and kale (two kinds this year!) in the ground. Lots more to go in, but it’s a start.