It is difficult to speak of anything other than rain these days. There has been so much of it these last few weeks that some sections of our fields just aren’t draining. You can forget the use of most farm equipment in the soggy patches. Given the nature of our soil, tractor treads would take weeks to disappear. Soil compaction has become our nemesis. Abundant rainfall does have some advantages, though: our hay fields are incredibly lush and intensely green. Agriculturally speaking, it is possible to cultivate vegetables even in diluvial conditions. We are discovering – and appreciating – every hillock in our fields offering better planting conditions; needless to say, raised beds are also a plus in the circumstances. Despite the shortage of sunshine, our veggies are doing fine, especially our spring greens (they wilt in excessive heat). At the rate things are going, our lettuce will be delicious. That said, like you, we are hoping for sun-filled days – in a ratio of 3 to 1.