It's been raining around these here parts for eight months.
October. November. December. JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMay.
Sure, once in awhile it would stop for a few minutes. In December it got cold enough a few times, just by a few degrees mind you, to snow. But then it would rain right afterward and the snow would turn into puddles.
It's the Great Northwest and it happens.
But when the rains continue all through spring, it is hard to get the work done around the homestead. Spring clean-up has been in progress in fits and starts for two months. The garden got planted but we are still waiting for the potatoes to show up. My dahlias are absent without leave. We had two (or was it three? It's all a blur) solid weeks of unrelenting downpours to finish off the rainy season. (It is finished isn't it? Please say yes.)
So with our first hot and sunny weekend there was a work party blitz. Again, my boys came in handy.