I live in Minnesota which is the land of 10,000 lakes. There has to be at least another 10,000 lakes being made with all the rain we have gotten this spring/summer. It is absolutely nuts the rain that has been coming. This isn’t a little spring shower either this is like 3 inches of rain in a short time numerous times a week, where roads flood, basements are flooded and my garden is underwater. I had such high hopes for my garden, it was to be my stress reliever, family activity, and a place to get in tuned with my thoughts and conversation with the Lord. Well if I had a raft and maybe planted rice that would be happening. I went out to the garden this morning and it is still surrounded by standing water, like a world convention for the mosquitos. My plot amazing is not underwater but I couldn’t get to it. My soil looked like a mud stew. I had weeds/corn/other plants up but can’t tell what is what from standing 20 feet away. I did notice in the midst of a mess my tomato plants look very sickly BUT I do have yellow buds on them. Maybe just maybe it will dry up and I will get at least one nice tomato for a BLT. That is my new goal. I went from canning all the tomato sauce, salsa, spaghetti sauce one could fathom to a BLT. Kinda sad but gotta adjust those dreams once in a while. When life doesn’t go the way you want it to go just yell PLOT TWIST. That is how we get from a full pantry to a BLT. I really shouldn’t be complaining in other parts of the state they are uses boats to get to their houses. A major medical facility in the Twin Cities had their foundation compromised when the earth under it just collapsed. Streets are being washed away and cars are being stuck in water up their windows. It is a crazy spring.
I guess I just needed to vent that enough water is enough water. I sure hope this has taken us out of the drought. I do have to end with a positive note in the weather. Last week we had bad weather again, I know a shocker. We live in Swift County and their were 10 count them 10 tornados around the town. I heard right from the chef of polices mouth that they were out tracking and chasing the weather and one of the tornadoes was 1/2 mile wide at the top. Our town isn’t more then 2 miles across this twister could demolish the town. The Chef of Police is a godly man and was praying out loud to please spare our town. Please go around town. He watched as this tornado went right over our town and right over our house and right over the plant my husband was working in and never touched down once while in town. That is a miracle of all miracles. Why our town was sparred I don’t know but I am thankful that our family was together at supper time and no one or no damage was done.
So lets just have a wonderful summer, unsure that will happen since we have rain this whole week in the forecast. Oh well maybe we will need to just start planting rice.