Friday, June 22, 2007

Knee deep in June

And also knee deep in work. It has been a busy couple of weeks here. We've had almost 1 1/2 inches of rain, which has been great for the fields. The first planting of corn is in tassel now.Unfortunately, the last four tenths of that came yesterday on top of some hay dad had cut on Wednesday. Dad thinks that with the nice breeze and sunny days that by tomorrow afternoon it will be dry enough to rake and bale.
Mom has been going to market and almost all of the first planting of lettuce has been cut. Today dad planted the newest seedlings in the empty holes. They also transplanted the latest sprouts into larger cells. Those ones will be ready to plant when the second planting (what's in the picture) is cut.
Last week Dad, Sue, Anthony, and another couple neighbor boys hammered stakes in for trellising the tomatoes. Mom, Dad and Sue put string on them. When we got some rain storms with heavy winds, this prevented them from being blown around too much. As the plants grow, we'll add more string to keep the branches lifted up and out of the rows.Here are two more pictures of the plants. The peppers are really getting leafy and the cucumber plants are starting to get blossoms.