Saturday, April 25, 2009

First Crop

Love this time of year. The air warms up, rain storms begin, everything greens up. Our first produce this year is the asparagus and it's growing well. Wilma has been picking enough this week that we can freeze some for later, too. Rhubarb won't be far behind.

We had our first tornado watch and warning this afternoon. Tonganoxie, northeast of here, had one touch down. Kansas Speedway had to shut down the NASCAR truck race and had a few vehicles blown over and farm building damaged. It begins. Wilma just planted tomatoes (grown from seeds inside over several weeks), tomatillos, peppers, cabbage, etc. Sad to say the rain, wind and hail did a lot of damage. We'll know more when it dries out some.

6 comments:

タンナ said...

I just wanted to say I really love your drawing style. Really interesting blog you've got going.

Keep it up! ^_^

freebird said...

Your drawing is great. Hope none of the tornadoes come too close. I'd rather be in an earthquake zone than a tornado area although I'm not in either one right now.

marancat said...

I always enjoy your sketches and reading about your days. So sorry about your plants - it is really disapointing when you nurture them and then they are destroyed. Hope the remaining plants recover well - and the you don't get more tornados.

winna said...

that's a truly great sketch---so much in it and so well laid out. How I love them on hot buttered toast with salt and pepper galore----then there's that rich sauce that is special, too...

Liz Steel said...

great page! It is nice when I am about to go into winter to see your spring pages!

vickylw said...

Looks delicious! I miss growing asparagus!

Watching the storms crossing the state last night, I wondered how you fared in that area. Sorry about the tomato plants but glad you guys are safe.