The sun is out today. Walking around the farm, my feet squish or slide with each step, but at least the sky is clear and the forecast is for warm weather (80 degrees?) later this week. The fields are percolating the rains down rather quickly, especially where the soils have been left in place. The roots of the weeds and crop debris form vertical channels into which the water finds and uses to move deeper.
Paul figures a week or 10-days of dry weather are needed to enable him to drive the tractor through the wet fields to cultivate lightly in anticipation of the next planting.
Carrots are coming up despite the wet weather. These 9 rows were planted February 11th and months away from harvest. The big carrots we have been bringing to the farmers’ market have all been picked and will run out on Friday.