Monday, August 23, 2010

Kale and rain.

This has been a rather dry summer. We are finally getting some rain today. The New England area has been getting drenched with the exception of my area. It really seems as though the clouds split apart as they are heading my way. We had clouds all yesterday but no more than light sprinkles on occasion.  Today we had masses of clouds that looked promising, but it has taken until now to get a steady rainfall.  Supposedly it is supposed to continue lightly most of the night, but not amount to much more than an inch in total.  Too bad because we need many inches to catch up. Luckily the weather hasn't been hot or things would be turning brown everywhere.

I decided yesterday that i love Red Russian kale. I made a soup last night and put in a whole bunch of fresh leaves in it.  Wonderful flavor, very green but not bitter at all.  It wasn't tough either.  I think i'm going to need more than  6 plants next year.

I'm spending most of today reading and trying to keep up with housework, so i'm not writing much. But i did want to remember about the kale and mention the weather.


Leigh said...

It's funny you should have had that rain problem. We had the same thing. July brought plenty of rain, but not to us. Now we're getting it in August, but the dampness hasn't been good for the popcorn and seed corn I'm trying to dry on the stalk.

Thanks for the recommendation for the kale too. I'll have to give this a try.

Mal's Allotment said...

Red Russian Kale? Picture please!

Lexa said...

AS sick as I am of Oreogn rain by May, after a long summer of no rain (as is typical in my part of Oregon) I always relish the first hard rain again. It makes me want to curl up inside with a good book and do nothing but rest and listen to the rain on the roof. Enjoy!

icebear said...

i just edited in a picture of the Red Russian kale. It has been a bit busy around here lately :o)

We're finally getting more rain, at least we did yesterday. it was actually lovely to hear rain on the roof again!

Faith said...

We live in a spot that does that so much of the time. We'll be watching the radar with rain headed straight for us, but we know it will either disapate or part, just before reaching us, about 70% of the time. Very frustrating when we are dry.