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How anything can be growing in our wee veggie patch, I’m not sure. It continues to rain. We haven’t seen blue skies in weeks, in fact, almost a month. But somehow, the radishes are coming up. As of the 12th, we had already seen 100 mm of rain in May – that’s on top of the 125 mm we had in April. And it don’t look like it’s a gunna let up anytime soon. (Yah. It’s pouring outside.)
Thankfully, we had a couple of dryish days on the weekend – no sun, but no torrential rainfalls either. At least the soil dried up a little! The onions don’t seem too bothered, but the carrots must have been washed away – we can’t see even the tiniest of sprouts. We can see some little lettuce leaves poking through the rain-packed soil, and the beginnings of some beets and peas.
I can’t imagine that any of these poor veggies will thrive if we don’t see sun soon. Each morning I check the weather, and each morning I can almost feel tears welling in my eyes as I see day after day of rain forecast. Sometimes the wankers on the weather site post a picture of a sun – a promise, a glimmer of hope – but then, inevitably, they remove the image a few hours later and replace it with a stormy cloud. I figure they’re just trying to prevent riots – you know, make us feel optimistic and stuff, even if it’s just for a little bit. I doubt it’ll work much longer…