Sunday, July 24, 2011

Rain and Rentals

While the rest of Canada and a large portion of the US are experiencing heat waves, our province had had weeks and weeks and weeks of rain. There has been a lot of flooding and several highways have been closed at times because of washouts.

My garden desperately needs to be weeded, but the soil is so wet it is hard to get in there and the pathways are filled with water. Considering the rain, I was very pleased to see that our strawberry plants are loaded with fruit... if only we could get a few days of sunshine we will have a bumper crop.

The weekend's weather was better (meaning no rain) and husband has been working on the barn build again. The barn was started last autumn but it seems we rarely have time to work on completing it. Plus working in the muck is not very inspiring.

I haven't been doing much on the acreage over the past couple of weeks. My time has been devoted to cleaning, repairing and painting our rental house. The last tenants left a mess and quite a lot of damage. It was very disappointing, and I am getting the house ready so it is in good condition to sell. After years of having rental properties we are done.


Misty Meadows said...

I know how you feel! In my neck of the woods, we have experienced a deluge of rain also. My garden is in a desperate need of weeding, and it is time to get the hay off. I am hopin real soon, the sun will break through the rain clouds!

I enjoyed my visit to your blog!!


Carpe Diem said...

Hi Cheryl,
Thanks for visiting. I know a lot of people are worried about their hay here too. I wonder if I'll be able to get any this year. Last year was difficult as it was so hot and the farmer's don't irrigate so I was scambling for hay. Why can't we just get nice steady weather without all the surpises? I'll keep my fingers crossed for some sunny days for you!

Jody said...

Please send a couple of rainy days down our way. We could really use it.

Floody said...

I just discovred your blog, and am loving it!

Here on the east coast of Canada, we thought summer had arrived after a very wet June. But so far, August has been just as wet.

Amish Stories said...

Just saying hello from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,Pa. Richard from Amish Stories.

Niki said...

Howdy! I'm a homesteader/blogger as well. I just wanted to pop in to commiserate over the mucky wet soil. We're having similar issues here and the garden is languishing a bit due to it.