Every day of the monoon there is this BIG buildup of dark, DARK clouds and LOTS of thunder bouncing off the hills. Some days there is a gully-washer and others, just the build up and NOTHING.
(In the desert valley all this wind-up would still only mean water...water... water... as the storms are ALL build up, no rain).
How is a novice farmer supposed to decide whether to water, or not?
Ok, I'm not really expecting someone out there to tell me, but I'd sure like to be able to figure this out. At noon, I just look at the clouds now, channel my inner farmer and mentally flip a coin as to whether I'm heading out to water, or not.
I've been guessing correctly at about 75%. Guess that'll have to do.
|My first harvest of the bush beans... and I'm glad I have a lot of other things for dinner. |
I think we'll each get 5 beans.
|Steve is trying to get some paint on the shed between storms. Dark Olive Green on beige.|
I've been trying barbecued baby back ribs in the crock pot today. So far, they smell wonderful. Mashed white and sweet potatoes, the beans and a BIG salad (gotta use the lettuce up quickly now, it's coming in FAST) and I think dinner will be done. Mmmmmmm..............
PS ... been a couple of hours and just had to come back to say.... the ribs were fantastic. I think I've found the way to get them juicy, tender and well, wonderful. So, I guess I'll do them this way instead of over a grill, which doesn't always mean tender. The green beans turned out well just blanching in salted water with butter, salt and pepper.
Got an "atta girl" from the hubby. :)