One of the benefits of country living is the amount of space it allows for a garden.
There are no city ordinances or nosy neighbors to worry about, just the cattle and other creatures of the prairie (squirrels, in my case).
Unfortunately, no matter how much space a person has to cultivate a dream lot, other important factors exist in turning seeds to edible, healthy foods.
Soil, for starters. Fortunately, we have balanced soil mixed with a little sand, a nearly ideal combination to growing carrots and sweet potatoes.
But no matter how many check marks we may have in our favor, good old fashion natural rain is the pièce de résistance of a happy garden.
Which, we didn’t receive much of.
It was touch and go for a while, but I’m here to say the garden mostly lived through the drought and so did we.
What didn’t make it this year was the corn. Not a one of it.
Even though the corn didn’t make it, most everything else did.
I guess even veggies can persevere through a bad season, huh?
Well, here is looking at a month of less rain dancing and more canning and freezing.