This past week we finally got some rain! It was amazing to be out transplanting in it all day. I finally got over 3000 onions in and the first round of cucumbers and summer squash! It was very interesting to watch and see how even with 2 inches of rain the soil that has been out of range of the irrigation was still very dry just below the surface. Most of the farm's garden soil type is "Champlain loamy sand" which is classified as excessively drained. Even though Bill has been adding organic material for years to the gardens the fact that this soil is a sandy out-wash brings it's own set of challenges. I have never experienced such well drained soil and am learning how frequently I must irrigate even with rain in the forecast. In case you have never checked out your soil type, I always find it very interesting to go online and look at soil maps! I know nerdy farmer over here for sure, but you can learn a lot and it's all easily available. Here is a link to the USDA Web Soil Survey in case you want to see what your property sits on!