By: jitterymoose , 3:35 AM GMT on June 16, 2009
...and this is ridiculous.... We headed out to Twin Bears for an afternoon of fishing yesterday -- it was sunny when we left Fairbanks, and we knew we were headed into clouds. We pulled into Twin Bears, broke out the fishing poles, got under the picnic shelter to tie on the flies and KABOOM! Thunder, lightening, HAIL, heavy rain (pics to follow) and it went on for nearly 1/2 an hour -- heavy, heavy rain. When it finally stopped, the bugs were out with a vengeance, but the GOOD news? The trout were biting on EVERYTHING we threw at them. Probably some of the most amazing fishing we've seen (pics to follow), but we just did the catch and release thing because we weren't really thinking we were going to CATCH anything!
Got the garden in today (and over estimated on the plants, but that's okay), hauled water, got everything settled in and then came home to get ready to pick up kids. After picking them up, we pulled on to Trainor Gate road and there were puddles EVERYWHERE. It looked like it had REALLY rained and rained HARD. It continued down toward the house, and I thought THIS IS GREAT! Then... right before our street...it stopped. A definite line -- just stopped....right there (and I think I heard God "tee hee-ing"). No rain at the garden, but we're watching another huge anvil-headed storm come in over Birch Hill from the Chatanika area. I hope we get a bit of it.
Any day in the garden is a good day. Rhubarb, potatoes, sugar snaps, sunflowers, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbages (red AND green), green beans, radicchio, two types of head lettuce, mixed greens, nasturtiums, and .... corn. I wonder if the corn will work. Tomatoes are still in the tubs on the porch -- I ran out of room. And I still have flowers (cape daisies, mimulus, and gazania -- things I've never tried before along with the old lobelia stand-by) to put in. I've actually gotten spinach already and the basil's enormous (should have thyme and oregano by the weekend).
Ah..... it's all so nice. :-)
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