Posts Tagged: Rain

From the Suburban Farm: 5/24

5/24 I’m about a month and a half into my first season working on an organic farm in one of Chicago’s well-heeled western suburbs. For a while, it seemed as if the sky was falling. For a week it seemed like it rained straight through, keeping us out of the fields. The tomatoes and leeks… Read more »

From the Suburban Farm: 7/1 & 7/4

7/1 Thank God, it’s July now. The month of June brought us blessings; it brought us two new employees that have been wonderful matches with the crew. Mostly, though, the month of July brought rain. At one point we got 5 inches in 5 days. We learned, though, that it could always be worse, when… Read more »