Hope it rains tonight.

We finished hauling about nine or ten tons of stable litter tonight — horse manure and sawdust bedding, rotted black — and we feel a little more sanguine about this year’s garden, but we do need the rain.  Three-tenths of an acre of potatoes, give or take a little, are in the ground under a light mulch of rotted hay; when the tops appear, we’ll mulch again, more heavily.  Two-tenths are in field peas, for green manure, which will be tilled under and planted to field corn in late May/ early June.  All the spring vegs are in the kitchen garden, coming up nicely, but, like everything else, they need the rain.

Did we mention we are hoping for rain?

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