Rain, Rain, Go Away...
You would think that as an author, I would love the down time of being stuck inside while it has rained for what seems like 40 days and 40 nights...but I don't! It's supposed to be summertime in Indiana! You know...corn knee high by the Fourth of July? Mine is barely 6 inches above the ground if the seeds didn't wash away. My cabbage is rotting at the ground level and my newest flower bed looked like a kiddie pool when I left for work yesterday. The yard has been too wet to mow completely in places and those damn blood thirsty mosquitoes dive bomb on me every time I go near the garden. Not to mention that I did a great imitation of a wild ninja author when I came in the house the other night and discovered one of those disgusting leeches stuck to my ankle! Enough of the complaining, the rain has had its good qualities such as bringing the wildlife out more often and all of my vine plants in the garden are going crazy. If it's true that a single pumpkin plant yields about 10 pumpkins, I will get about 100 off of the 10 that I planted. Good news, right? That's a hell of a lot of jack-o-lanterns! And my three rows of green beans are looking pretty darned good too! It seems like the berries are thriving in this weather because I picked about 3 gallons of red raspberries in the last week that will be awesome for cobblers this fall and winter. But honestly, with the upcoming holiday, this gal would sure like to get outside and get some REAL sunshine on this skin instead of a fake and bake tan from the tanning bed. Guess we can't have it all, can we?
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I love the peace and quiet of living in the country. It inspires me and refreshes me at the end of a long day.