Sunday, April 16, 2006

Rainy Sonoma County

While spring has arrived in many other parts of the country, we are still deep in winter here in Sonoma County. I feel incredibly privileged that my April birthday brought sun and balmy weather but that was short-lived.

The most distressing part of all the rain is that the farmers have either lost part of their crops, the plants are growing very slowly and they cannot get into the fields to plant. Hopefully we will have local food in the summer when our crops start appearing. In a usual year, we would have the first zucchini and other squash as early as May. We can only wait to see what occurs. We cannot change or control the weather - not as far as I can tell.

I hope that more sun is on the horizon. We'll all feel better, especially the farmers and the plants.

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