Rainy Month Blues
Rain Rage. That’s the latest pandemic Mainers (and other northeasterners) are experiencing as they begin to rebel against the assault of poor weather that has kicked off the summer. (In case you missed it, the solstice has come and gone, and the days are now getting shorter.) But morale isn’t the only thing damaged by the deluge, and whatever you do, don't look at the ten-day forecast. Maine crops are in danger. Not only are most backyard vegetable gardens and farms swamp-like, the rain has caused seasonal activities like strawberry picking to come to a halt. Fortunatelly, experts with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension say strawberry crops have not been destroyed and farmers hope people will pick in the rain.