Yes, the rain gage is showing 5 inches. I haven't emptied it and I am sure we are now up to over 6 inches. We have had rain off and on all this past week. It really started coming down heavy on Thursday night and hasn't let up since. It was nice at first because the garden needed some rain but now its starting to be way too much!
So we finally have a diagnosis on what is wrong with my Dad. He had a tick on him about a week and a half ago and my brother found it and got it off of him.
Now the doctors are telling us that he has a bacterial infection from it and its called EHRLICHIOSIS. It has made his blood platelets drop and has wrecked havoc on his nervous system. He is still in the hospital but will be transferring to a Nursing home hopefully tomorrow for Rehab. He is so weak that he cannot hardly walk.
Ticks are really bad here especially in the spring when they first hatch out.
I have always worn Deep Woods Off that has Deet in it when I work outside. I don't like wearing it but it keep ticks and Mosquito's off of you. I don't want to get any kind of disease from those pesks so its worth wearing the Off.
So far my garden has not suffered from all of this rain. I went outside yesterday in between the down pours and took some pictures of the garden. It needs weeding really bad right now but with all this rain its rather hard to do. Here are a few pictures of it so far.
I have 10 different tomato plants. Cherry tomatoes, Better Boy, Homestead, Early Girl, Bradley's, etc... They are really growing and have blooms on them too.
I have several strawberry plants in a raised bed.
And also several different kinds of herbs.
And watermelons and cantaloupes.
Turnips and greens
Cauliflower, Cabbage and Broccoli
I just looked at the weather and we have more rain predicted for the rest of this week too. I mean seriously,,we need some SUNSHINE!!!! My grass is getting really high but its too wet to mow it and the garden needs weeding. I sure hope my hard work doesn't suffer from this wet spell.
I hope every one had a great week-end. And have a great week too, please send some Sunshine my way!!!