It's saturated in most parts yet. We were to get rain all night, and did not thankfully. Rain was 80% at 6am Thursday morning, but quickly changed to 50% at 7am. Then it stopped early.
Although it was a muddy mess, I planted 17# of red and white potatoes (90 starts). Took a break, and headed back out to plant 53 sweet potato slips but only had room for 26. I managed to plant a row of radishes too.
We are really hurting in our area, farmers included. Not one farmer has been in their fields this year other than to do soil tests. Organic farmers may be having the same issue.
Our plan is to take it one day at a time, and then decide what's to be planted. We will attempt fall planting of radishes, kale etc. If I can manage it by myself, I plan to pull the pea fence and roll it up until fall. It'd make tilling a bit easier since we can't plant any pea type at all now.
The weather changes by the hour, so it's hit or miss this year.
Allergies are at their worst ever this year. I've relied on nettle for years, but I'm now mixing it up with mullien. I'm also using oregano oil this year. The diffuser is going at night, but that means turning off my dehumidifier and it's still raining here.
Goldenrod is not in season yet, and I don't have horehound. If you have a tea remedy that works better, please share.
To relieve sinus pressure I did some essential oil steams the other day too. I also decided to take my worries away with a long hot soak in the tub with essential oils.
I'll be looking through my herbal recipe books to see if I can find another tea alternative. If there is nothing new in my own books, I'll be ordering some from the library.
I was chilling on the front porch with a wine slushy, when I saw something move out in the field across from us.
I then remembered my chickens were out in their run, and ran out there to check. Whew. All accounted for, but not the barn cat. Found her later.
Just before that, our biker friend arrived to mow. No mower. Grr. He has plans on Friday, and it's the only dry day for a while.