Red Brush Farms

June this year started with a flood, literally, as 5 inches of rain in a few hours identified the path of least resistance to be one that led into the crawl space where the well pump comes into the basement.  After a soggy spring, all that water finally wanted some time inside to dry off.  We bailed the water with an old ice cream pail, stretched out sore backs from too much crouching in small spaces and hung the old wet towels in the utility sink to drip at their leisure.  When the sun came back out, we went outside to see how the rest of the area fared after the storms.

Despite the inconvenience of water where we don’t want it, all of the rain has given the newly planted tomatoes, peppers, squash, melons, chard, strawberries and brussels sprouts the moisture they crave as they dig their roots into new homes of field soil and lay claim…

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