Is it raining where you are? If not, could I share some of it with you?
Yesterday we had a break in the showers so I took that opportunity to harvest the pepper palooza we got going on. I planted 25 jalapeno and serano pepper plants this year. From the looks of it, I also planted an acre of weeds. Never mind, the peppers were quite prolific amongst them.
I loaded an old wicker laundry basket with the peppers, as the chickens supervised from the other side of the fence.
A breeze kicked up and the pinwheels that I hung on the fence around the garden all began swirling. I looked up to see dark clouds rolling in.
As I lifted the basket of peppers the bottom fell out, spilling peppers everywhere.
I used the saucer bottom to a flower-pot to scoop up some of the peppers and made a beeline to the house before the rain started. The chickens saw red and thought I had tomatoes which I swear they will perform incredible acrobats and senseless acts of mayhem for a smidge of a tomato. As I ran through the yard, they ran after me.
Hurricane Joaquin is expected to bring us more rain in the next few days, on top of the excessive rain we have been experiencing. That really stinks, I had hoped to open my road-side egg stand this weekend. I started painting signs to put out by the road, before I could finish the rain soaked the wood. I have them on the back porch drying out. I don’t think it will be the best conditions for selling eggs, somehow hurricanes and eggs don’t mix.
More importantly we are supposed to start on the excavation for our house addition next week. This rain will more than likely put that on hold too. It has been one delay after another – what is one more – right?
If you are in the expected path of Joaquin, I wish you to be safe and dry.