Well. That was a lot of rain. Northwest Arkansas got 15" of rain in a few days, resulting in the biggest flood I've seen in my 14 years here. Check out the pictures HERE. You can compare the picture of the dam at Devil's Den State park to my recently posted picture. Let me take this opportunity to brag on the raised bed system. Unlike in-ground beds where water can sit for days and smother plants, my raised beds were drained within an hour of the rain stopping.
Hoverfly on an onion flower
|Honey bee on an onion flower|
|Onions, arugula, cilantro, and flowering bok choy|
|Week old onions (purple and yellow)|
|Bolting bok choy|
Arugula after harvest
Fresh picked arugula leaves
The two remaining blueberry bushes are flowering nicely. Hopefully they will set fruit.
Chicken and Egg Report:
We are getting five eggs a day from our backyard flock of 6 hens. The person that took us up on our recent offer to help get a backyard flock going has obtained six 2 month old chickens. On Friday, we will be rehabbing an old children's playhouse to serve as a chicken coop. Look for upcoming posts about that.
-Look for a break in the rain for the next two days and then another chance of rain this weekend. Expect typical spring temperatures of between 40 and 75 degrees.
It's still a little too cool to plant warm season crops outside like tomatoes, eggplant, squash, or cucumbers.
What's Being Harvested: