We have been appreciating all the rain and the rainbow after the storms, but are wondering if the crops will get ripe. The nights are fairly warm and they are still growing albeit the corn will be late to ripen this year. The surrounding area is so pretty and green. Usually by this time of year things have begun to dry up and have that dusty-dirty look.
I took a walk through the garden to see how the vegetables are coming along and am amazed as always at how much work that has been accomplished. The corn is growing in nice stages of ripeness. It is still several weeks off to be ready for market but has germinated nicely overall. The melons have their warm blankies on and are growing under the Row Covers.
Some of the melon plants are getting larger and are looking lush and green. Ken found some small melons on the plants so it won’t be long before we will be eating them. I was surprised to see the potatoes are in bloom. Cassie brought our first ones in for lunch and they were yummy, Yukon Gold.
I’m thankful for God’s promise of the rainbow to send the much needed rain for the garden, “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”
And besides the rainbow is the added bonus of a beautiful view of the clean countryside that we are able to enjoy because of all the rain.