nother week without rain. Not good of course as we have to do all the extra work watering and it is still not the same for the vegetables as a good all day or preferably, two day rain. We need at the very least to have about an inch of rain or near 3 cm to be effective. Anything less is of course welcomed but it will not be near enough.
We are still planting out transplants and weeding. We have had a good lot of help from volunteers and from those with a working share. Thanks this week to Vanessa, Anca, Angela, Thomas, Jenn and Adam for coming by and spending a long time in the hot sun, and as well to our regular Devon Acre crew, especially on pickup days. Slowly we are getting there but it is all ongoing until the end of August when we just coast with what is planted and growing until the winter arrives.
Pastures are pretty much gone though the horses have about two weeks of munching left available to them and the cows maybe less. The sheep are done their pasture, all brown and every speck of that and green has been eaten. They get hay and any weeds that we pull from the garden as well as clippings from spots around and along with the chickens they get veggie kitchen scraps.
The chickens and ducks have no pasture left though they are still going outside to scrounge what they can This just means that they find little to supplement their usual poultry ration.