It’s been raining pretty constantly for five weeks now.
This has led to truly insane levels of mud, standing water, muddy chicken eggs (gross), exponential plant growth, and mosquitos that make enjoying the lushness next to impossible.
The front of the “not-chicken proof chicken-fencing” WAS planted with 3 zucchini’s and 3 acorn squash(es?)… but squash borers have been wreaking havoc. Which is sad because zucchini plants have AMAZING foliage. The color! The size! The imminent collapse of the last one standing! Sigh… not sure how everyone else prevents those damn things… but I’m not doing a daily inspection of each leaf, so que sura sara.
Exhibit B of the current lushness/chaos:
Here is another one of the self seeded plants. May I present to you: our bridge devouring prairie coreopsis?
The herbs are all going gangbusters… except the sweet basil for some reason… that one is almost stunted looking. You know what isn’t though- the Castroville basil babies!
That’s it for now- it’s supposed to rain AGAIN later today, so I guess I could get in an hour of weeding or so… but I’m not gunna.