Do you know the Rain Dance? Two steps forward, one step back. Except for the parts where it is one step forward, two steps back.
This weird spring weather is making it hard to accomplish anything and is actually undoing many of our accomplishments: Our heavy clay soil is too wet to weed or plant in - and weeds are having a hey day. This morning, the strong winds had blown 6 panels off the greenhouse, which knocked over the electric fence, which allowed the cows in to trample the soft ground where grass was finally just beginning to grow. The sudden hot humid temps of the weekend caused the cement floors and newly laid tile to puddle up with condensation, so wet we could not seal or grout the newly laid tile in the commercial kitchen. Today is suddenly extraordinarily cold, and I hear we have frost warnings tonight so our tomatoes, eggplants and basil will have to be covered. But yesterday evening ended with a lovely double rainbow-- hopefully a promise of better weather to come.
There is an unsightly mound of dirt and brush in the woods as a byproduct of the septic system installation, so I am slowly transforming it into a 30-foot long fairy garden. It is still sparse, but should look magical when the ground covers, wildflowers and ferns start growing.