Mott Family Farm

  (Salesville, Ohio)
Choosing the Simple Life
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Rain on a Hot Tin Roof

The sound of rain on our metal roof is one of my simplest pleasures. Many times it comes after a long, hot, humid day bringing relief and an (almost) audible sigh. Once the storms have passed, the water still trickles and drips off the roof as the frogs begin their trills and the kittens come out of hiding. We've recorded 12 inches of rain so far this month alone--which is astounding to me since the average rainfall in Southern California all YEAR is 13 inches (and many times we did not even come close to that).

So we're thankful for the rain, but it has slowed us up quite a bit getting plants in and getting new beds prepared. It also brought quite a bit of brown rot on those early peaches. : ( We've had our challenges already this year: dealing with the heat and humidity, early bolting crops and mucky soil from too much moisture...but I still love to listen to the rain.

Quote of the day: "Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there." - Josh Billings

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