We're going to be honest with you. The rain has got us super down. It just won't stop!! Take a look at this.
If you can see it, the Farm is the little blue dot in the middle of the pictures. The top picture shows that we've received around 10 inches of rain in the last 30 days. Which, as the bottom picture shows, is about 200% of our normal precipitation.
It is so wet! The field is mud. The rows are mud. The grass grows right before our eyes. So do the weeds. And we can't get out there to do the spring maintenance that needs to be done. The excitement about our plants that we had over the past few weeks is quickly diminishing and the fate of our plants is increasingly unknown.
I wish I had some good news for you today. Unfortunately, this is the life of a farmer. We have heard from many of our local farmer friends that they are going through the same thing. And with no end in sight, I fear it's going to be a rough year for the farming community. Let's hope and pray that the weather patterns change ASAP.
But, all of this cloudiness does occasionally give us something amazing. Every now and then, we get a break from the rain and the sun pops out just in time for some of the most amazing sunsets on the farm.
Being as wide open as we are means that we get some pretty incredibly views of the sky. From sunrise to moonset, the views are always incredible - storms, stars, sunsets, sunrises, rainbows, you name it...we see it.
Today, I wanted to take a break from all the rainy gloom and show you the nicer side of living on this farm. Let's take a break together, take a breath or two, and enjoy some of the many sunsets of Simplicity Lavender Farm.
Pretty amazing, isn't it. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.
Enjoy your day and stay well!
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