Working with weather conditions is something we have to do, but it sure can put a great big ol' klinker in your plans.
Here we are in the midst of Memorial Day Weekend with fog, heavy rains and possible severe storms dictating activities. Plans for outdoor get-togethers and recreating have had to be changed. My plans for projects outside here at home on our little homestead are thwarted, too.
There's another landscaping berm box built and set in place that wants to be filled with dirt. If the rain stops long enough it's possible I can work on that today. It will be dictated by whether the black dirt pile isn't a packed mound of mud.
My season's painting project is definitely on hold as the wood trim on the house actually feels wet.
Two days ago, working together, Papa Pea and I got the grassy areas within our growing area mowed. But what a job it was. Cool, wet growing conditions are definitely to a lawn's liking and the grass was high and wet in about half the area. I did manage to get much weed whipping done around the perimeter of all the growing areas and the raised beds.
Our wonderful small engine repair man/friend got my Mantis tiller back in working order (boy, did I miss it when it was out of commission) and returned to us. Happily, the fix was minor and his charge was two dozen eggs. I put the tiller to work edging around our flat growing areas after I finished my part of the mowing. That night, the rains began again. So now if the rain would stop and give the soil a change to dry out, I could get some tilling and planting done.
Last year at this time we were bemoaning the extreme spring dryness and heading into a season of drought and fire danger. This year we're experiencing way too much moisture causing areas of flooding, road closures and structures on lake shores sustaining damage.
As the old nursery rhyme goes, "Rain, rain, go away, come again another day." I don't want to complain too much, though, just in case Mother Nature might throw in a twist and abruptly bring last year's much-too-dry conditions back. One can never be sure with the weather.