It pours. Oh my, did it pour. We got three and a half inches of rain in about three hours. It started raining about 7:00 am and by 8:00 am, our basement, rock/gravel/dirt that it is, was taking on water in massive quantity. It is drained away again, but now it’s a muddy mess of gigantic proportions. This afternoon, after capturing their elbow grease in the kitchen for a deep clean, we headed outside for a bit of ditch wading. I’m told that’s fun.
On days like today, when it’s wet and rainy and muddy, I have to set to a bigger project or I’ll go crazy. We set to washing down cabinets and appliances and counter tops and accomplished quite a bit. We set to work to use up some of the many cucumbers coming from the garden and made a grocery list for ingredients for making relish later this week. We are, three years later, about to run out of the giant batch of zucchini relish I made in 2013. I’m aiming for 16 pints this time around… last time I made 70. Turns out, zucchini relish is pretty fabulous. Not exactly great sustenance should the economy turn south, but quite good. Here’s to hoping cucumber relish is equally well received.