You know you're from Iowa when... you find yourself watching the corn grow! Seriously though, I can't tell you how many times I heard yesterday from one of the kids, or my husband "look, the corn grew"
Me and my husband grew up in Iowa. We live only 25 miles from Iowa now. If there wasn't a giant sign welcoming you to Illinois, you'd think you were still in Iowa. We are surrounded by farms and corn fields.
It finally rained Saturday night. It was a nice, steady, rain all night. The next morning you could see the difference in all the plants, but especially the corn.
I like to see the progress of my garden from one week to the next, so here are a few pictures, after the rain
The pumpkins were starting to, almost, stand up
Bountiful green rows, a beautiful sight
Corn, only 3 of the five rows came up, but I'll take it
The pepper and tomato plants are starting to get tiny blossoms. The carrots are slowly coming up. I'm a little concerned about them
So that's the progress of my garden so far. I was able to make some coleslaw this weekend, with a cabbage from the garden. It's really early this year, but I guess that's okay. If I can have everything done by the time we start school in the fall, I would be one, happy mom!