Of course with the rain I am now kicking myself for not having gotten more ground ready for seeding of the summer cover crops (he is never happy). The forecast has been for such dry weather, including headed into this bit of rain, that we didn’t want to put seed out there that would just sit there and maybe not come up at all. We have only had a bit over a half an inch so it’s not so wet that I won’t be able to get out there and till the soil soon afterwards but it sure would have been nice to get them in with this gentle rain. I did get the sliding tunnel ends seeded yesterday just as the rain started but still have another half acre waiting.
The second round of Turkeys did not arrive last week and we are hoping that they will make it this week. We are working with our processor, who also raises his own birds, to buy the 35 broad breasted birds that we need to round out the flock. It looks as if the bronze variety that we want to get may, once again, not be available and so we may have to get whites again. Like I say, it is always something new with this turkey venture! Otherwise things are settling back down to more normal pace now that the blueberry season is over. We are back to our normal 70 hours a week of hired help down from a high of almost 200 hours two weeks ago! Soon we will be in our mid summer routine of picking tomatoes twice a week, peppers once a week and general chores the rest of the time. When it gets really hot we like to maintain a steady and not too frantic pace, better for the mind and the body!