Too Much Rain

July 26, 2017

Like many others in southwest Wisconsin we experienced a large amount of heavy rain in the past week. Wednesday and Thursday alone brought 5 inches to our farm, and several more inches followed over the weekend.

 

Our creek overflowed it's banks, the driveway washed out, water came into the house, and some of our crops suffered. Broccoli, cabbage, and kohlrabi beds had standing water through the weekend. Many of those crops won't recover. The rain also knocked blossoms off fruiting plants such as peppers, cucumbers, and squash. While curcubits (cucumbers, squash, melons) are thirsty plants, even they are getting too much water!