At Howell Farm, Dry Run Creek is still flowing strong through the center of the farm.
For farmers of yesteryear, a summer that was too dry was just as troublesome as a summer that was too wet. For modern farmers with irrigation, however, a summer that is too wet is by far the worse of the two maladies.
Late blight, the scourge of potatoes and tomatoes, has already been spotted in the state – on potatoes in Salem County and on tomatoes in Mercer County. There’s every reason to suspect that late blight will hit hard this summer.
At Howell Farm, among other delayed activities, the wet weather has prevented the cultivation of the potato field, leading to a crisis of tall weeds.
On the upside, if there is one to all this wet weather, the corn field looks green and lush.