[gardeners] Weather

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 12 Jan 1998 19:06:40

With all the bad weather news from Canada and the American NE I'm hesitant
to say anything. Between 4 am and 7 am this morning we had 7 inches of
rain. The neighbor behind me was within 1/2 inch of having water in his
house. The storm sewers were so full they were lifting the manhole covers
above the street level. Luckily we have electricity but the municipal
officials are telling everyone to stay home until the water goes down, many
major streets and roads are flooded. School was cancelled and government
offices were closed. Another stroke of luck is that it is about 72 degrees
out today and we have opened the house up. 

All the yard work was finished yesterday, leaves mulched and added to the
compost, all the rain gutters cleared and rinsed out, etc.

I slow-cooked a pot roast yesterday with carrots and shallots from our
garden and we had broccoli, Bok Choy, and cauliflower to go with it.
Nature's bounty fell on us twice - once from the garden and the second time
from the sky. Believe it or not we are now caught up on rainfall whereas we
were behind a bit before today. Maybe we'll have another record year like
1991 when we got 100 inches. Hope all are surviving.