Monday, June 23, 2014

Weekend drizzle

Poor Nebraska! We really need rain, but don't really need to make up for a 5 year drought in one month!!! Holy smokes! And when it's not raining it's 90+ degrees and humid as heck!

This past weekend brought more rain. One night we received 1 and 3/4 inches in just a few hours. That kind of rain is basically run off. And the low lying areas, rivers, ponds and sandpits are plum full if not overflowing. And don't even get me started on the mosquitos! We have to watch Evie because they are big enough to carry her off!

Sunday we ran over to a nearby farmer's market. A rare occasion when ALL the girls want to go anywhere with us...but we love the market and so glad the girls do too! So six Kellys and three umbrellas ventured out into the heavy rain for some locally grown goodies. We scored and came home with tomatoes, fingerling potatoes, baby yellow potatoes, pizza crust, rustic french boule bread and summer squash. We had margarita pizza for lunch with the addition of basil from our garden and some wet mozzarella.

 (Speaking of our garden. It's doing pretty well. I picked my first batch of cherry and grape tomatoes, a few Anaheim peppers will be ready this weekend and my zucchini are blossoming. Two cucumber plants made it through the horrendous storms we've had and five corn plants. Some kind of bug is chowing down on my green beans, but I sprayed them and hopefully they will come through. Our herbs are very if in need, give me a call and I'll hook you up!)

In all it was a rainy lazy weekend complete with a Sunday afternoon nap. It really was quite lovely!

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